Car and Driver Ranks Porsche Boxster S Among the 10 Best Cars for 2000
20 January 2000(Editor's Note: Watch the latest Porsche presentations from the LA & Detroit Auto Shows at http://www.theautochannel.com/cybercast/2000autoshows/index.html?EVENTS)
Roadster Appears on Car and Driver List for Third Consecutive Year and Earns Three Other Important Auto Awards to Close Out the Millennium ATLANTA -- The 3.2-liter, 250-horsepower Porsche Boxster S was named one of Car and Driver's 10 Best Cars for 2000, marking the mid-engine roadster's third consecutive year on the magazine's 10 Best list. In addition, the Boxster S also recently received awards from Ward's AutoWorld, and Le Guide de l'Auto. Car and Driver presented the award to PCNA President and CEO Frederick J. Schwab and the PCNA employees. "We are extremely proud to make the 10 Best list for the third year running," Schwab added. "Since customers read magazines like Car and Driver when making vehicle purchasing decisions, the value of this award is immeasurable." The Boxster S also was honored by two publications at the 2000 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Ward's AutoWorld selected the Boxster S 3.2-liter, DOHC, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine as one of its 10 Best Engines for 2000. During a two-month test period, six editors from Ward's Communications evaluated the engines of 33 cars, trucks and SUVs nominated by the Ward's staff. Scoring encompassed the crucial engine characteristics of power, torque, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), technical relevance and basic comparative numbers. All engines nominated and tested were in vehicles with a base MSRP under $50,000. Finally, Le Guide de l'Auto, a French-language automotive publication, selected the Boxster S as its 2000 Car of the Year -- Sports Convertible Category. "These awards not only recognize the technological excellence that goes into each Boxster S," Schwab said, "they also celebrate the driving excitement and pleasure that defines Porsche."