Road Tests Real world tests of Boxster S vs TT 3.2 Quattro

0-60mph

Top speed

Boxster S
166 mph
TT 3.2 Quattro
155 mph

0-100mph

Boxster S
11.9 s

Top Gear track time

Boxster S
1:28.70
TT 3.2 Quattro
1:32.70

1/4 mile

Boxster S
13.4 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Boxster S

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Faster in the quarter mile 13.4 s vs 14.6 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 11.9 s vs 14.8 s Around 20% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 166 mph vs 155 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Better power-to-weight ratio 10.72 lb/hp vs 13.54 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Much great lap time on the Tsukuba Circuit 1:06.40 vs 1:11.81 Around 10% great lap time on the Tsukuba Circuit
More expensive sticker price $54k vs $42k Around 30% more expensive harder to own
A lot faster to 200kph 18.9 s vs 26.2 s Around 30% faster to 200kph
Better drag coefficient 0.29 vs 0.32 Around 10% better drag coefficient
Lighter curb weight 2,959 lb vs 3,344 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Audi TT 3.2 Quattro

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Audi TT 3.2 Quattro vs the Porsche Boxster S.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Boxster S  vs
TT 3.2 Quattro 
Brand Porsche Audi
Price 53,895 42,000
Year 2005 2003-2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.72 lb/hp 13.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP 247 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Maximum torque 237 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 237 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,200 cc 3,200 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.37 in / 3.07 in 3.31 in / 3.78 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,959 lb 3,344 lb
Width 70.9 in 73.1 in
Height 51 in 52.4 in
Length 170.4 in 159.1 in

road tests

Boxster S  vs
TT 3.2 Quattro 
Top speed 166 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 14.6 s
0-60mph 6.1 s 6.3 s
0-100mph 11.9 s 14.8 s
0-200kph 18.9 s 26.2 s
Top gear time 1:28.70 1:32.70
Tsukuba circuit time 1:06.40 1:11.81
Hockenheim short lap time 1:15.70 1:19.80
Drag coefficient 0.29 0.32

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.87:1 4.06:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 165 432/? 190
Rear wheels 432/? 203 432/? 190
Porsche Boxster S
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