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The engines didn’t change in size, but they earned a modest power boost — an increase to 225 horsepower for the base Boxster and 258 hp for the Boxster S. A new rear glass window with an electric defroster replaced the previous plastic window, and a lockable glove box and retractable cupholder were added.
A new S Anniversary Edition of the Boxster goes on sale as a 2004 model. The trim commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 550 racecar and features silver exterior paint and a more powerful version of the 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine.
A newly optional sport exhaust system goes on the Boxster S. The Boxster name blends the term used for horizontally opposed engines — called “boxers” — with the car’s roadster body. Rivals include the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Honda S2000 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.