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Old August 13th, 2002, 10:29 PM   #1
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News: 2004 Boxster Clubsport, 2005 Boxster Coupe

See this Autoweek report...

Boxster: The 2003 Boxster and Boxster S receive a freshening.

A redesigned Boxster is planned for 2004. The interior will be roomier, and the exterior styling will further differentiate the Boxster from the 911.

The Boxster Clubsport, a low-volume, lightweight, high-performance Boxster, is planned for spring 2004. "Clubsport" is expected to be the name given to several high-performance Porsches. A Boxster coupe will arrive in spring 2005.

911: The 911 Turbo convertible will be added in February 2003 followed in April 2003 with the 911 GT3.

Carrera GT: Porsche's $350,000-plus sports car will debut in June 2003. The Carrera GT will have a 6.0-liter, V-10 engine that produces 558 hp and 330 pounds-feet of torque. The hand-built Carrera GT features a carbon chassis and body, and ceramic brakes. A top speed of 205 mph is promised.

Porsche will build only 1,000 units during the car's lifetime. Assembly is slated at the automaker's new plant in Leipzig, Germany.

E2: Porsche is expected to expand its vehicle range with the addition of a large GT coupe that will share the Cayenne's drivetrain. E2 is the program's code name.

Still to be decided is whether the car will be a 2+2 or a coupe with ample seating for four. Production is expected to begin in 2006 at Leipzig.

The Cayenne, Porsche's first sport wagon, goes on sale early next year.

Cayenne: U.S. sales of Porsche's first awd sport wagon will begin in early 2003. Two versions will be introduced: An S version with a 340-hp 4.5-liter V-8 and a turbo version with a 450-hp 4.5-liter V-8. Porsche promises a top speed of 165 mph for the turbo model.

The high-horsepower Clubsport will be produced in 2005 or 2006. That model is expected to have a 600-hp 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 with a price about $100,000.


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Old August 13th, 2002, 10:41 PM   #2
Paul in CA
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Magic Mtn Dan: You Won, I Lost

They ended up doing a TT 996 Cab rather than Boxster TT... I guess they get higher profit margin with the 996 TT Cab.
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Old August 15th, 2002, 12:04 AM   #3
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Forget 2004!!! I'm going to...

make my own lightweight Boxster by stripping out useless stuff on my car to make it lighter. Who needs a CD changer, radio, subwoofer and fancy carpet lined trunks, and those heavy cup holder things! To hell with seats, I'll use crates! Oh yeah, I don't own it yet
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