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2012 TechArt Boxster

TECHART for the new Porsche Boxster – World Premiere at the Essen Motor Show 2012. An elegant design style and attention to sporty details – the TECHART individualization program for the Porsche 981 celebrates its world premiere in December. At the Essen Motor Show 2012 the new individualization program will be presented to the public.

TECHART Aerodynamic Kit

“Our aim was to give the Porsche Boxster an even sportier expression with intelligently applied exterior components while simultaneously underlining the elegant look of the vehicle”, says TECHART’s Managing Director Thomas Behringer explaining the assignment to the team in the internal design and development department at TECHART.

The sporty look can be recognized straight away on the front and rear. The two-part TECHART front spoiler with integrated splitter flows perfectly into the design of the Porsche 981 and allows the front of the vehicle to sit even closer to the ground. A fixed rear spoiler proficiently picks up on the sporty impression of the front and makes also a clear sporty statement. The exterior program is rounded off by plenty of details such as elegantly designed mirror trims on the side mirrors, decorative crosspieces on the side air vents or subtle trims on the rear and diffuser.

TECHART light alloy and forged wheels
Perfectly aligned to the exterior design: the original TECHART wheels for the Porsche Boxster in 21-inch size. The sporty elegant appearance continues; whether in the classically purist five spoke design of the TECHART Formula light alloy wheels or the dynamic double spoke design of the TECHART Formula III forged wheels.

In combination to the TECHART wheel design, the TECHART twin tailpipes made of polished stainless steel in a classic rounded design and the individually colored exterior packages let the car be a unique piece. The optional TECHART sound muffler or the TECHART sport exhaust system with valve control provide acoustic support that gives the Boxster a strong and sporty sound. The program will be completed in the exterior with the TECHART sport spring kit and a lowering of 30 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear axle of the car.

TECHART interior refinement

The sporty and elegant design line is also continues in the interior. The TECHART manufacture offers a range of individual options that allow the driver of the Porsche 981 to feel free in any way of individualization. A full leather interior with a decorative stitching in combination with the TECHART styling packages set highlights in the interior. Selected carbon fiber packages provide the intentionally sporty, high quality touch. In connection with the ergonomically mounted TECHART paddle shifters the TECHART 3-spokes sports steering wheels guarantee precision control over the vehicle and allow simple and fast gear changes with maximum driving pleasure.

Story by TECHART Automobildesign GmbH

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2012 Essen Motor Show
built at Leonberg, Germany
engine Flat-6
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT & VarioCam Plus
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
displacement 3436 cc / 209.68 in³
bore 97 mm / 3.8 in
stroke 77.5 mm / 3.1 in
compression 12.5:1
power 232 kw / 311.1 bhp @ 6700 rpm
specific output 90.54 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 235.68 bhp per tonne
torque 360 nm / 265.5 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7800
body / frame Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
front tires 235/40 ZR 19
rear tires 265/40 ZR 19
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Monobloc Calipers
f brake size 28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Monobloc Calipers
r brake size 20 x 299 mm / 0.8 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 20.3 cm / 19 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Gas-Pressure Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Transverse Control Arms w/Coil Springs over Gas-Pressure Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1320 kg / 2911 lbs
wheelbase 2475 mm / 97.4 in
front track 1526 mm / 60.1 in
rear track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
length 4374 mm / 172.2 in
width 1801 mm / 70.9 in
height 1281 mm / 50.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 7-Speed PDK Automatic
tran clutch 240mm
gear ratios 3.31:1, 1.95:1, 1.41:1, 1.13:1, 0.95:1, 0.81:1
final drive 3.89:1
top speed ~279 kph / 173.26 mph
0 – 100 kph ~5.0 seconds
0 – 200 kph ~17.5 seconds
drag 0.30 Cd
urban fuel econ eu 12.2 L/100 km or 19.28 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 6.2 L/100 km or 37.94 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 8.8 L/100 km or 26.73 mpg-us
fuel capacity 64 litres or 16.90 gal.