Production of the Porsche Boxster has started at Vw’s Osnabrück plant

Article by Christian A., on September 20, 2012

Production of the Porsche Boxster has started at the Osnabrück plant owned by Volkswagen. Those who attended the official ceremony on the production line include Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn (Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft), David McAllister (Minister-President of Lower Saxony), and Matthias Müller (Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG).

Last August, Volkswagen and Porsche completed the formation of an integrated automotive group. This meant that they could already significantly intensify their cooperation.

Other major personalities who witnessed the first Porsche Boxster as it rolled off the Osnabrück production line include Boris Pistorius, Mayor of Osnabrück, Hubert Waltl, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for Production and Logistics, and Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Board of Management of Production and Logistics, Porsche AG.

A customer in Bavaria, Germany, got the Indian red Boxster S with black roof. Prof. Winterkorn said during the production line ceremony that the production of the Porsche Boxster in Osnabrück is indicative that Volkswagen and Porsche are expanding fast together. The Osnabrück production makes synergy effects that will help customers, employees and the factory.

Minister-President McAllister said that the beginning of Boxster production in this plant is an obvious sign that the plant is already established as a competence centre for convertible and small series production in the Volkswagen Group. He added that he is glad that Porsches that stand for premium quality built in Germany have started to roll off the production line in Lower Saxony.

Porsche Boxster's latest form is not just more stunning but it has also improved aerodynamically. Even though the stronger engine and brakes need an enhanced cooling system, the drag coefficient is excellent at cd=0.30. They were able to immensely decrease the lift on both axles on the latest model compared to the previous, which means that it gives a more stable drive even at high speeds. On the axle at the back, the latest rear wing and wrap-around separation edge contributed a lot to this. It produces more downforce compared to the earlier separation edge and has decreased resistance to the flow of air.

Convertible top compartment lid eliminated

Boxster's latest design is mostly because of the relationship of the flatter windscreen pushed forward, and the new, elongated top of the convertible, which now goes all the way back to the area of the back wheels. Even when open, the difference in features when compared to its older brother is easily seen: in the absence of a convertible top compartment lid, it makes the car look more lightweight.

The latest Boxster variants' convertible top was totally reimagined. The super elongated, athletic, sleek form is highlighted by a rear window that measures 120 mm. The standard technical concept was drafted from the former Porsche Boxster and improved into a completely electric convertible top. The convertible top is accessed through a rocker switch in the central console at a velocity of 50 km/h in nine seconds or less. This makes the Boxster's speed unparalleled as well.

Cabin features

Porsche Boxster's cabin design has been totally redefined but still carries the same features that Porsche fans are familiar with. The outcome is an elegant new interior look, with neat lines drafted from the Carrera GT super sports vehicle.

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