The Ultimate Porsche Boxster Tuning Guide

The Porsche Boxster is a cracking little motor and is popular with thousands of people in the United Kingdom and beyond! Sometimes known as the German carmaker’s baby car, it is also one of the most affordable Porsche models you can buy – brand new ones are only £38,237! But regardless of whether you own a brand new one or you have purchased a used one, many Boxster owners want to improve the performance of their cars.

Porsche Boxster S

Why you should tune your Porsche Boxster

Car manufacturers typically limit the capabilities of what their models can do for two main reasons:

  1. because engines need to comply with strict European emissions standards;
  2. because development teams have to stick to a set budget and time limit for producing new models and engines.

Any car, whether it be a small and economical 1.0-litre 12v or a thirsty 5.7-litre V8, can be tuned to provide better performance and in many instances better fuel economy. So if you have a Porsche Boxster and you want to unleash some extra horses from your fine piece of German engineering, here are some awesome ways for you to do so.

Before we begin: a note on Boxster engines

Porsche engines are usually pretty solid and reliable blocks. However it is worth noting that some of the engines in 2000 and older models are prone to cylinder head liner cracks. But thankfully, this issue has been addressed by Porsche in post-2000 models.

The best engines to tune are the 3.2-litre ones, but even if you have the 2.5-litre model it is still perfectly possible to tune those, as well.

Airflow

This is the first area that you should look at when improving the performance of your Porsche Boxster. There are a couple of options available to you here, such as getting an uprated panel filter for your air box.

This replaces the standard paper filter, and because it is washable, it means that you don’t have to keep forking out for new ones every time your pride and joy is serviced.

Induction kits also offer improved airflow into the engine, as they offer a cylindrical cone filter to replace your OE air box.

Exhaust

All exhaust systems on modern cars are fairly restrictive, as this is required to help the car pass European emission standards.

Many Porsche Boxster owners opt for a more free-flowing exhaust system, such as one made from stainless steel, and some even go as far as replacing the OE exhaust manifolds for high flow stainless steel ones.

Service

Something often overlooked by many car owners is the necessity to have their car fully serviced. Even the most frugal of car owners will notice improve response from their car’s engine simply because it has fresh oil and a new oil filter, and uprated spark plugs and leads will also ensure a cleaner spark – leading to better performance.

Remap

One thing that will help you get the most from the previous suggestions is by having your engine’s ECU remapped or “chipped”.

A specialist engine tuning company will be able to provide a custom map for your car which is designed to take advantage of your modifications, and they will be able to put your car on a dynamometer (commonly known as a “dyno” or “rolling road”) so that they can measure your Boxster’s power and torque values before and after your remap.

Alternatively, for standard Boxsters with no modifications, you can either get a set map which you can upload or remove yourself (such as the Superchips Bluefin).

Car Repair Questions Answered In This Article
Tips for Choosing the Right Racing Biker Gear

Leave a Reply

Maruti-Vitara-Brezza
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT model expected to launch soon
All New Elantra
All new Hyundai Elantra launches in India starting at Rs 12.99 lakhs
Renault Kwid 1.0L
New Renault Kwid 1.0L Vs rivals Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon 1.0L
2014 Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota Corolla Altis comes with benefits of up to Rs. 40,000
Bajaj Avenger Social Media Day
Bajaj Avenger releases a beautiful and persuasive campaign on Social Media Day
wp-1467284124281.jpg
Ducati Globetrotters 90th: Indian motorcyclist Vir Nakai selected among seven finalists
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Top 5 150cc motorcycles in India
Dodge Tomahawk
Top 3 Fastest Superbikes for Biking Freaks
Oakley Jawbreaker Side View
Oakley Jawbreaker Hands On Review
Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid First Drive
BMW 3 Series GT Front
BMW 3 Series GT Road Test & Review
BMW X5 Review Front
BMW X5 Road Test & Review
F1 Indian Motorsports MotoGp Volkswagen Motorsport World Motorsports
IK4_CadetR3
JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series Grand Finale To Be Hosted In NCR
Pooja Dabhi Winner Honda All Ladies Race
Pooja Dabhi emerges winner at the prestigious Honda All Ladies Race
MSIL Desert Storm 2016 (2)
Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm 2016: Day 2 belonged to Abhishek Mishra
Maruti-Vitara-Brezza
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT model expected to launch soon
Maruti Suzuki Mughal Rally - Day 1
Maruti Suzuki ‘Mughal Rally’ day 1 led by Sachin Singh and M. Prakash
Maruti Suzuki ignis orange
Maruti Suzuki Ignis launch in around Diwali: Officially confirmed
Maruti-Vitara-Brezza
India made Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza displayed at 2016 Indonesia Auto Show
All New Elantra
All new Hyundai Elantra launches in India starting at Rs 12.99 lakhs
New Hyundai Elantra
2016 Hyundai Elantra sedan reaches dealerships prior Indian launch
Grand i10
New refreshed Hyundai Grand i10 caught testing
Next generation Hyundai Verna Spied
Next Generation Hyundai Verna Spotted Sans Camouflage in China
Honda Brio
New updated Honda Brio to launch in India by September
Honda cars india
Honda Launches Digital Teaser Campaign For BR-V
Honda Connect App Bangalore Event
Honda Connect App: A Perfect Mobile Platform For Day-To-Day Commuters
All New Honda Jazz Drive Buddh
Best 5 Diesel Cars in India
Mahindra KUV100
Mahindra & Mahindra preparing the cheapest electric SUV in the world
2015 Ford Mustang
2016 Upcoming Cars In India
Mahindra KUV100
Codenamed Mahindra S101 Is The Mahindra KUV100, Revealed Today
Laleh Seddigh
Laleh Seddigh, Iranian Rally Driver, Shows Her Talent With Mahindra’s Super XUV500
Tata Motors Genuine Oil
PETRONAS Lubricants International Partners With Tata Motors To Launch Tata Motors Genuine Oil
2015 Ford Mustang
2016 Upcoming Cars In India
Renault Kwid Front First Drive
Top 10 Cars In India Under Rs 5 Lakhs
Peugeot 2008
Peugeot Planning A Comeback To India With Tata Motors
Bajaj Avenger Social Media Day
Bajaj Avenger releases a beautiful and persuasive campaign on Social Media Day
Bajaj
Bajaj Also Enters Racing, To Host Festival of Speed
KTM RC200
Bajaj Auto Will Manufacture Husqvarnas From 2017
Bajaj Auto V-Range
Bajaj Teases its New V-Range Of Bikes On Republic Day
Bajaj
Bajaj Also Enters Racing, To Host Festival of Speed
KTM RC200
Bajaj Auto Will Manufacture Husqvarnas From 2017
2016 Triumph Speed Triple
2016 Upcoming Super Bikes in India
Yamah R3 Cornering
Yamaha R3 Wins the IMOTY 2016 Award
2016 Honda CBR 150R
2016 Honda CBR 150R launched in Indonesia, looks promising
Yamah R3 Cornering
Yamaha R3 Wins the IMOTY 2016 Award
Honda CB Shine SP
Honda Launches The New CB Shine SP
Front end of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R
Top Sports Bikes In India
TVS Apache RTR 180
2016 Upcoming Bikes in India
All-New-Apache-RTR-Pics-2012
Top 10 Bikes In India Under Rs 80000
New Splendor Pro
Hero Launched A New Splendor Pro Ahead Of Festive Season
Maestro Edge and Duet
Hero MotoCorp Duet & Maestro Edge Launched
Bajaj
Bajaj Also Enters Racing, To Host Festival of Speed
TVS Apache RTR 200-4V
Is the New TVS Apache RTR 200 4V a Good Upgrade?
TVS Apache RTR 180
2016 Upcoming Bikes in India
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Anam Hashim Pangong Lake
TVS Scooty Zest 110 Features, Specs and how the scooter achieved such success