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1999 Honda S2000
(99-03)
Honda S2000
1999 Porsche Boxster
(99-02)
Porsche Boxster
1999 Porsche Boxster S
(99-02)
Porsche Boxster S
2005 Nissan 350Z Roadster
(05-06)
Nissan 350Z Roadster
2001 BMW M3 Cabrio
(01-06)
BMW M3 Cabrio
Engine

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2.7L Flat 6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3.2L Flat 6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3.5L V6

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3.2L Inline 6

Drivetrain

Drivetrain Layout

Front - RWD

Drivetrain Layout

Mid - RWD

Drivetrain Layout

Mid - RWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - RWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - RWD

Top Speed

Top SpeedTop Speed

160 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

162 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

6.2 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

6.6 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

5.6 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

6.4 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

5.5 sec

Total Power

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

237 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

217 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

249 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

276 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

338 BHP

Economy

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

28.5 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

28.5 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

26.4 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

24.1 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

23.3 mpg

Kerb Weight

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1260 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1260 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1295 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1710 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1730 kg

Luggage

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

143 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

260 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

260 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

130 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

300 L

Top Speed

160 mph258 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

162 mph260 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

0-62 mph

6.2 sec

6.6 sec

5.6 sec

6.4 sec

5.5 sec

Economy

28.5 mpg

28.5 mpg

26.4 mpg

24.1 mpg

23.3 mpg

Range

313 Miles503 Km

357 Miles576 Km

371 Miles597 Km

424 Miles682 Km

322 Miles519 Km

Power / Weight

188 BHP/Tonne5.32 kg/BHP

172 BHP/Tonne5.81 kg/BHP

192 BHP/Tonne5.20 kg/BHP

161 BHP/Tonne6.20 kg/BHP

195 BHP/Tonne5.12 kg/BHP

Total Power

237 BHP240 ps

217 BHP220 ps

249 BHP252 ps

276 BHP280 ps

338 BHP343 ps

Total Torque

208 NM153 lb/ft

260 NM192 lb/ft

305 NM225 lb/ft

363 NM268 lb/ft

365 NM269 lb/ft

CO2 Emissions

237 g/Km

UK Tax Cost

£265-£325

Model Platform

S2000 (99-09)

Boxster (96-04)

Boxster (96-04)

350Z (02-09)

3 Series (98-06)

Doors

2

2

2

2

2

Seats

2

2

2

2

4

Cargo Space

143 L

260 L

260 L

130 L

300 L

Turning Circle

10.8 m

10.8 m

Fuel Tank

50 L

57 L

64 L

80 L

63 L

Width

1750 mm

1780 mm

1780 mm

1815 mm

1757 mm

Height

1285 mm

1290 mm

1290 mm

1325 mm

1372 mm

Wheelbase

2400 mm

2415 mm

2415 mm

2650 mm

2725 mm

Length

4135 mm

4315 mm

4315 mm

4315 mm

4488 mm

Front Track

1470 mm

1465 mm

1455 mm

1535 mm

1508 mm

Rear Track

1510 mm

1528 mm

1508 mm

1545 mm

1525 mm

Configuration

Inline 4

Flat 6

Flat 6

V6

Inline 6

Engine Size

2 Litre1997cc

2.7 Litre2687cc

3.2 Litre3179cc

3.5 Litre3498cc

3.2 Litre3246cc

Peak Power

237 BHP240 ps

217 BHP220 ps

249 BHP252 ps

276 BHP280 ps

338 BHP343 ps

Peak Torque

208 NM153 lb/ft

260 NM192 lb/ft

305 NM225 lb/ft

363 NM268 lb/ft

365 NM269 lb/ft

Specific Output

118 BHP/L

80 BHP/L

78 BHP/L

78 BHP/L

104 BHP/L

Aspiration

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

Valvetrain

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

Valves/Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

Fuel

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Compression

11:1

11:1

11:1

10.3:1

11.5:1

Bore x Stroke

87x84mm

85.5x78mm

93x78mm

95.5x81.4mm

87x91mm

Fuel Injection

Multi-point

Multi-point

Multi-point

Multi-point

Multi-point

Position

Front

Mid

Mid

Front

Front

Orientation

Longitudinal

Longitudinal

Longitudinal

Longitudinal

Longitudinal

Driven Wheels

Rear (RWD)

Rear (RWD)

Rear (RWD)

Rear (RWD)

Rear (RWD)

Front Tyres

205/55R16 V

205/55R16 Z

205/50R17 Z

225/45R18 Z

225/45R18 Z

Rear Tyres

225/50R16 V

255/50R16 Z

255/40R17 Z

245/45R18 Z

255/40R18 Z

Gearbox (MT)

6 Gears

5 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

6 Gears

Gearbox (AT)

5 Gears

5 Gears

6 Gears

Front Brakes

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Rear Brakes

Solid Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Solid Disc

Vented Disc

F. Suspension

Double Wishbone

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

Double Wishbone

MacPherson Strut

R. Suspension

Double Wishbone

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

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