Porsche Boxster

I see a Boxster and I Want it Painted Black.

I’ve always been a fan of the Porsche Boxster. The car is just beautiful no matter how you slice it. Exquisite lines and styling, attention to detail and outstanding materials help to make this automobile looks stand the test of time. You can look at one that is 15 years old and it still looks stunning.

Porsche has released the new Boxster Black edition, which will be produced in limited numbers and go on sale for just over 65k later this year. Powered by a 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine and paired with either a six-speed manual or thePorsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe seven-speed double clutch transmission automatic: This drive train  outputs 320 horsepower and will propel the Boxster Black from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and will push the Boxster Black to an electronically limited top speed of 170 mph.

The car is completely styled in custom black paint and trim with a black body, black convertible top, black-painted 19-inch wheels, black safety bars, black side air intakes, black twin exhaust tailpipes, black seats.  The only non black pieces on the car are the stainless door sills, and the aluminum components on the interior, such as door handles,  shifters, and a few minor parts.

If I had an extra 65k, I’d buy one.

 

The 9ff Porsche 977 Turbo. Sweet Baby Jesus.

God I love German engineering and what they do to motor cars. This year Porsche is introducing the Boxster Spyder, a true sports car version of the iconic Boxster. No radio, no AC, no cup holder, just a pure driving experience. They have lightened the car by by more than 500 pounds and bumped the HP by 10 over the Boxster S, all while increasing the ever important maximum torque ratio. It looks absolutely beautiful, and is actually priced within the reach of many, but that is not what this post is about.

This post is about the Autobahn burning modded Porsche 977 from those crazy Germans at 9ff.

Inspired by a series of older Porsche convertibles, especially the amazing Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet, a group of engineers at the German firm “9ff”, have designed a more defined version of the 977 with updated ground effects including enhanced front and rear bumpers, deeper sideskirts and a larger rear panel that completely hides the soft top. 9ff has entitled their creation the  “Speed9 Porsche 997 Turbo,” this new version Porsche convertible like most other speedsters (including the Boxster Spyder) features a lower windscreen with a more raked camber. The car is running on a twin-turbo flat-six cylinder generating an amazing 650 horsepower. It comes integrated with a pair of 9ff F650 VTG turbochargers, a sports catalytic converter, tuned stainless steel exhaust, sports air filter and reprogrammed ECU. The brakes are made up of 380mm carbon discs with 6-piston calipers for as much stopping power as get up and go. 9ff modifies  the chassis to integrate adjustable stabilizers at the axle (both front and rear), double springs and four aluminum spring plates, allowing better control at high speeds. Speeds which I’m sure someone will be hitting between Munich and Berlin in the near future.

Christmas is coming, so which one of you is going to buy me a present?