Road Tests Real world tests of Boxster S vs 944 Turbo

0-60mph

Boxster S
6.1 s
944 Turbo
5.5 s

Top speed

Boxster S
166 mph
944 Turbo
156 mph

0-100mph

Boxster S
11.9 s
944 Turbo
14.2 s

1/4 mile

Boxster S
13.4 s
944 Turbo
13.5 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Boxster S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Boxster S

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Faster top speed 166 mph vs 156 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 276 HP vs 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Faster to 200kph 18.9 s vs 25.8 s More than 25% faster to 200kph
Bigger engine 3,200 cc vs 2,500 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Higher redline 7,200 RPM vs 6,500 RPM More than 10% more revs
Front view of Porsche 944 Turbo

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Porsche 944 Turbo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster to 60mph 5.5 s vs 6.1 s Around 10% faster to 60mph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Boxster S  vs
944 Turbo 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Year 2005 1985

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.72 lb/hp 12.98 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 237 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM 244 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 6,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionPAS

engine

Displacement 3,200 cc 2,500 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.37 in / 3.07 in 3.94 in / 3.11 in
Valvetrain DOHC Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,959 lb 2,816 lb
Width 70.9 in 68.3 in
Height 51 in 50.2 in
Length 170.4 in 166.5 in
Front track width 58.7 in 58.2 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 94.5 in

road tests

Boxster S  vs
944 Turbo 
Top speed 166 mph 156 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 6.1 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 11.9 s 14.2 s
0-200kph 18.9 s 25.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Axle ratio 3.87:1 3.38:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 11.73 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 11.77 in Disc
Front wheels 432/? 165 Unknown/? 16
Rear wheels 432/? 203 Unknown/? 16
Porsche Boxster S
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Porsche 944 Turbo
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