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Old 08-24-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Differences Between 05 Boxster and Boxster S?

I know the S has more hp but how does it have more hp? Also my mechanic said the tranny was different too. What other differences are there between boxster and boxster s?

Also what exactly does the "sport" button do to your driving experience? I think it is throttle reponse does it do anything else?

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Old 08-24-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yes, it has more HP. 240 (2.7L) vs. 280 (3.2L). How? Bigger engine (bore).

Base has a 5-speed (can get a 6-speed as option)

S has a 6 speed.

Brakes are different too.

These are the main differences.

Sport works with few other options. Mainly Sport Chrono and PASM. You can have one or the other or both. Also can be linked to PSE, if equiped through Techniques.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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Thanks. Is the boxster tranny (5 speed) a VW tranny and the S or 6 speed a porche made tranny.

I still don't understand what the sport button does when you push it. Could you elaborate a little more?
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about the tranny. At one point, I was told the 987 tranny was from Japan, but can not confirm.

Here is how the "Sport" button works (it is only available as options):

1) If you have the Sport Chrono option, when in sport mode, the throttle response is re-mapped (approx. 25% faster throttle response) a harder redline with the rev-limiter, and the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system allows for more driver input before PSM with throttle you down and engage ABS to get you straight.

2) If you have/install Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE) it turns the exhaust in sport (loud) mode

3) if you have the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) option. The sport button may play into this too. But not sure. As I don't know or have PASM. This would bascially change ride firmness. Sorry, that's the best I can do.
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You did great thanks. I think I understand more about the sport mode.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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I believe that the 6 speed tranny's in the boxster and 996 are made in Japan. I can't remember the name but they are very good. Don't know about the base Boxster...
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could the manufacturer of the transmission be Aislan ? That is the name stuck in my head..
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For the 986 the 5 speed was an Audi unit and the 6 speed was a Getrag designed unit. Aisin is the japanese manufacturer of transmissions.

Brakes are bigger on the S.

Most "S"s came with 18" wheels, the nonS came with 17's
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There is a model/model-year differences list
here
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Price is another difference
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Thanks this answered all my questions.
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