|EPA Est. MPG||22|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||2943 lbs|
"Only the gentle are ever really strong." — James Dean
The 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder would make James Dean proud. Its strength is evident in every aspect of the roadster's drivetrain and performance. The midmounted flat-6 engine growls with 320 horsepower and launches this lightest of Porsches to extralegal speeds in under 5 seconds. The Spyder's weight is balanced with a 53 percent rear bias to reward accomplished drivers with racecar handling. Strength? The Boxster Spyder's got it.
The Spyder also exhibits a certain level of gentleness. This Porsche is still a Boxster at its core after all, and as such, delivers a high level of comfort and upmarket appointments to accompany its athletic performance. The Spyder won't punish you with an unyielding suspension, hard plastic and bare metal interior elements the way a Lotus Elise would. Yet the Boxster Spyder meets or beats the Lotus in every performance metric.
Porsche went about unseating the poster child for canyon carving by borrowing a page from Lotus' own playbook: add lightness. The Boxster Spyder weighs only 2,908 pounds, which is 176 pounds less than a Boxster S. The Spyder also rides 0.8 inch lower than the S, drops its center of gravity by an inch and includes a limited-slip differential. Engine output is also increased by 10 hp.
With specs like these, the 2011 Porsche Boxster has few competitors. Other roadsters like the BMW Z4 and Corvette Grand Sport can be had for a similar price, but lack the Porsche's light and lithe nature. If James Dean were alive today, perhaps the Boxster Spyder would be his weapon of choice — Platinum Silver with Carrera Red leather, of course.
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What options are available on the 2011 Porsche Boxster?
Available Porsche Boxster 2011 Submodel Types: Convertible
Available Porsche Boxster 2011 Trims: Base, S, Spyder, Limited Edition S
Exterior Colors: Arctic Silver Metallic, Guards Red, Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Slate Gray, White, Carrera White Metallic, Polar Silver Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Aqua Blue Metallic, Arctic Silver, Biarritz White, Carmon Red Metallic, Carrara White, Cognac Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, GT Silver Metallic, Midnight Blue, Ocean Blue Metallic, Orange, Platinum Silver Metallic, Porsche Racing Green Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic, Zenith Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black, Black leather, Black premium leather, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Garnet Red/Black leather/sueded microfiber, Graphite Gray, Luxor Beige leather, Sand Beige leather, Agate Grey premium leather, Agate Grey/Pebble Grey leather, Black , Black leather, Black Leather, Graphite Grey, Grey premium leather, Luxor Beige premium leather, Natural Grey Leather, Yachting Blue premium leather
Popular Features: Soft Top, Leather Seats, Power Driver Seat, Alarm, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Upgraded Headlights, Automatic Emergency Braking, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, Back-up camera, Cooled Seats
Engine/Mechanics: 6 cylinders
Transmission: MANUAL, AUTOMATED_MANUAL, AUTOMATIC
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), regular unleaded
Drivetrains: rear wheel drive
Used 2011 Porsche Boxster Overview
The used 2011 Porsche Boxster is offered in the following submodels: Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Convertible (2.9L 6cyl 6M), S 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M), and Spyder 2dr Convertible (3.4L 6cyl 6M). Pre-owned Boxster models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2011 Boxster comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.