Saying Goodbye To My Porsche Boxster

By   January 23, 2020

Porsche 986 Boxster

Porsche 986 Boxster

If you’ve followed this blog for a while then you probably already know that I have owned three Porsches so far. The first was a Porsche 924, followed by a 944 and finally a 986 Boxster.

I only had the 924 for about two years (it was a running restoration project, purchased for just $200) and had the 944 for over 5 years. The Boxster has been in my garage for the past six years.

But, all good things must come to an end and as always, it is a bitter sweet experience to sell a Porsche that you’ve enjoyed for over half a decade.

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Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS Get A 4.0-liter Flat-Six

By   January 22, 2020

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS

When Porsche first released the Porsche Boxster as a 1997 model year vehicle, it had a wonderful flat-six sitting in the middle. In the 2005 model year, the Cayman joined the lineup and once again a flat-six was sitting in the middle.

All was well until the 718 Boxster and Cayman models where released with a turbocharged flat-four engine. While when pushed the new power plant outperformed the outgoing six cylinder, the characteristic flat-six whale was missed by most enthusiasts.

The only option for a mid-engined naturally aspirated flat-six in a 718 has been the Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder. While great cars, the premium over the base and S model is out of reach for many.

For those that can’t quite afford a GT4 or Spyder, Porsche will now offer another model trims featuring a flat-six.

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Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 vs Porsche 991 GT3: Which Should You Choose?

By   November 6, 2019

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

There is no debating that the Porsche 911 GT3 is an iconic racing car, and since its inception in 1999 it has spawned many different variations for road and track, including the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 and the 991 GT3 – both excellent cars in their right, but which one is right for you?

Appearance

When choosing between the two Porsches, appearance doesn’t play much into the decision, as they look identical at first glance. There are subtle differences though, for example, the 991 is 2.2 inches longer than the 997, the front track two inches wider, while the wheelbase is increased by four inches.

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Porsche 997: What The Press Said About The Second Generation Of The Water Cooled Porsche 911

By   October 9, 2019

Porsche 997

Porsche 997

The Porsche 997 is considered one of the best looking modern 911s that can be purchased. After the 996 generation took the brunt of complaints over the change to a water-cooled flat-six, the 997 looked to improve on where the 996 left off.

Beyond the engine featuring liquid cooling, the interior and headlights of the 996 were not popular with purists. The 997 was built with these comments in mind.

The 997, especially the 997.2, is a very popular 911 generation. But what did the press say about it when the 997 was first released?

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