Porsche Built Over 300,000 Boxsters and Caymans

Few realize just how many more sportscars Porsche sells than its competition. In fact, without the little Boxster that was introduced almost exactly 15 years ago, we might not have the chance to buy cars we hate but would love to own, like the Panamera and Cayenne. Since the launch, the Stuttgart manufacturer has produced a total of 300,000 units of the Boxster and of its Cayman coupe sibling.

To mark the occasion of the milestone vehicle, a Boxster Spyder with Platinum Silver metallic finish and Carrera red natural leather interior trim rolled off the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen production line, destined for a German customer.

Besides the usual mix of performance and excitement that most manufacturer provide, Porsches are usually some of the most reliable cars on the market and also hold their value well over time. Thus, both the Boxster and Cayman have been ranked among the top 10 best vehicles on the US market, while in Germany, they are placed second and third among cars that hold their value the best.

The Boxster was probably the car that saved Porsche when it was introduced back in 1996. The concept version of the car unveiled three years before that at the Detroit Motor Show, being based on the classic lines of the 356 and 555 Spyder. With public response overwhelmingly in favor of putting it into production, the company did just that.

“Dynamic lines, outstanding performance and an attractive price quickly catapulted the mid-engine sports car into the bestseller list while attracting new customer circles to Porsche,” the Stuttgart carmaker boasts.

It was some years after that when Porsche realized it could market a coupe version based on the open-topped, two-seater platform, that made its world debut at the 2005 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show as the Cayman. The huge demand for a mid-engined Porsche sportscar meant the company couldn’t keep up with demand. As a result, production of the Cayman was started at Valmet Automotive in Finland in addition to Zuffenhausen.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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