Author: Johnny Tipler
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Porsche Boxster and Cayman follows the design and development of this mid-engined sports car and coupe family, from their origins in the company's concerted racing activities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the drawing board, launch and systematic evolution through successive model ranges from 1996 to 2016. There are detailed profiles and evaluation of all Boxster and Cayman derivatives, including 986, 987, 981 and 718. Specifications of the various models are given including entry-level, S, GTS and GT-4. The special Limited Editions, such as the 550 Spyder 40th Anniversary models are also included. The book covers some of the author's international driving experiences at the wheel of Boxster and Cayman including the Bilster Berg race circuit and Tour Auto. There is also an intriguing interview with successful racer Rebecca Jackson, who describes the techniques of Boxster racing and demonstrates the versatility of this best-handling of all Porsche sports cars and an iInterview with Porsche design chief Harm Lagaaij. The book will be of great interest to all motoring enthusiasts and historians and is illustrated with 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned.
Author: Paul Frère
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Release Date: 2005-09-30
In Porsche Boxster Story author Paul Frère traces the development history of the Boxster, from the original concept car, unveiled at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show, through the evolution of the first-generation 986-series cars, to the latest 987-series. He provides a technical description of the body structure, engine, transmission and running gear as they evolved over the years, together with a summary of press reaction at each stage of development. Finally, he covers the Cayman S coupé, itself based on the Boxster and filling the gap between the Boxster and the 911 in terms of price and performance.
Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Release Date: 2017-11-14
The 987-series built on the success of the original Boxster, and also spawned a new coupe version called the Cayman. In true Porsche tradition, the model was subjected to a programme of continuous development and allowed to evolve, with increasingly sportier versions following year after year. Told by a leading marque authority, this is the definitive story of Porsche's affordable two-seater models from prototype stage to 2012, which signaled the end of the 987's run. The work is complete with factory-sourced images and details of the cars sold in all major markets.
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with advice on running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, details of the Boxster and Cayman community and suppliers, and whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing, and buying the Porsche of your dreams.
Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2004-12-15
The full story of Porsche's affordable roadster from prototype stage to the present day. Complete with factory-sourced photographs and details of all German and export market models. Complete, year-by-year coverage of production models.
Author: Wayne R. Dempsey
Release Date: 2011-01-08
Since its introduction in 1997, the Porsche Boxster has earned a reputation as one of the world’s greatest sports cars, as well as a huge, loyal following of devoted drivers. This book is aimed at those owners of Boxsters who want to improve their machines while avoiding thousands of dollars in mechanic’s costs. Clearly and simply written, with straightforward illustrations, this manual offers 101 projects to help you modify, maintain, and enhance your Porsche. Focusing on the 986 and 987 Boxster models, 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxsterpresents all the necessary information, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing a wide array of projects. In a word, it makes owning a Porsche Boxster an unqualified thrill.
The story of Porsche's front-engined, water-cooled transaxle cars, Porsche 924/928/944/968 contains interviews with several of Porsche's key engineers, designers and modellers who worked on the car in period. The book outlines the design processes and development work, detailing each model, and contains sections on the motor sport achievements of each model, as well as owners' views of their cars. This complete story of the Porsche transaxle cars will be of interest to all motoring enthusiasts and useful as a reference guide. Superbly illustrated with up to 300 colour photographs.
Porsche Carrera follows the development and design of the Carrrera car dynasty, from the origins of the Carrera line in the 550 and 356 models through the highly tuned race cars of the 1960s to the largely hand-crafted, air-cooled cars of the 1970s and the 1980s. The book features detailed profiles of all Carrera models, including roadgoing and race models, prototypes, special builds and rare cars; in-depth explorations of the engineering and tuning of the cars and buyer's guides for the different models. Also included are a series of interviews with racing drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss, Derek Bell, John Surtees and Gijs van Lennep, and key Carrera figures such as designer Richard Soderberg and Klaus Bischof, head of the Porsche Rolling Museum. Foreword by Jurgen Barth, and over 400 colour photographs, many specially commissioned.
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
"This richly illustrated book offers a complete history of Porsche. The book focuses on the engineering and design stories while paying homage to key players. Beautiful, contemporary photos and rare historical images accompany in-depth analyses of milestone cars and events"--
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather’s years of Porsche Boxster and Cayman experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice on running costs, paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, and the Boxster and Cayman community, and whether the car will suit you and your lifestyle, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the Porsche of your dreams.
The Porsche Boxster Service Manual: 1997-2004 covers the 1997 through 2004 model year Boxster and Boxster S. Bentley repair manuals provide the highest level of clarity and comprehensiveness for service and repair procedures. If you're looking for better understanding of your Boxster, look no further than Bentley. Engines covered in this Porsche repair manual: * 1997-1999 Porsche Boxster: 2.5 liter (M96/20) * 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster: 2.7 liter (M96/22, M96/23) * 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster S: 3.2 liter (M96/21, M96/24) Manual transmissions covered: * Porsche Boxster: 5-speed (G86/00 and G86/01) * Porsche Boxster S: 6-speed (G86/20) Automatic transmissions covered: * 1997-1999 Porsche Boxster: A86/00 * 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster: A86/05 * 2000-2004 Porsche Boxster S: A86/20
It’s been more than a decade since the first Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook set the standard for getting the most out of a Porsche. If driving techniques haven’t changed since then, technology definitely has. This book, by the world’s foremost expert, takes that new technology into account as it gives readers the latest information on how to drive a Porsche to its limit. Once upon a time, the Can Am and Trans Am race series changed their rules because Vic Elford and his Porsches were winning too often. Here Quick Vic shares his insights into ride control systems, new tire compounds, and Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions, all of which have transformed the experience--and the challenge--of driving a Porsche. As he discusses recent models, ranging from new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxster, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT, modern images and historical photos immerse the reader in both the history and the evolving technology that Vic Elford knows like no one else.
* 111 Porsche stories that will give you a greater insight into the lengendary car manufactory* A must for anyone with even just a passing interest in PorscheWhat came first - the Porsche or the Beetle? Which Porsche racing car set every world record in the very year it was first presented in racing at Monza? And who is "Sascha"?Immerse yourself in the unique and visionary world of Porsche: in tales of secret prototypes, fascinating photos from the Porsche archives, magic words such as "Carrera" and inside stories that have never yet been told in this way.
Author: Lorenzo Ardizio
Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Porsche, the great Stuttgart-based manufacturer, certainly needs no introduction. In over 60 years, it has built unforgettable road and racing cars, which have every right to be part of the fabric of motoring and motor sport history. Their designations may be numbers, but behind each one of them there is a legendary car; the 356, 911, 928 and 959, the 550, 906, 908, 917, 956 and 962 are just some of the cars that make up this first 'virtual gallery'. An assembly of all Porsche's fundamental models in chronological order, their stories told in brief passages complete with their technical and design specifications. A true vademecum that has to be part of every Porsche enthusiast's library.
Author: Peter Morgan
Publisher: PMM Books
Release Date: 2007
Since its introduction in 1996, the Porsche Boxster has established an enviable reputation for versatility and all-round performance capabilities. The Boxster S, introduced for the 2000 model year, elevated this world beating roadster's performance to the top level. An 80 per cent new model arrived for the 2005 model year and reinvented a winning formula. A year later, the long awaited Boxster coupé – the Cayman – set a new benchmark for the Porsche sports car.