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Stuttgart. Introducing two new models, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, are rounding off their range of dynamic mid-engined sports cars at the top. The two new models, the Porsche Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 and the Cayman S Sport, develop 303 bhp (223 kW) from 3.4 litres, eight horsepower more than the respective S models.

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I assume these latest special 2008 models mean the 2009 987's are still many months away. Otherwise, Porsche wouldn't have bothered with any special editions to stretch out the 2008 model year. :unsure:

If you were expecting DFI etc in the 987 for 2009 you maybe disappointed. These specials will hit the dealers in November 2008. Strictly speaking this makes the 2009 models but Porsche are cleverly branding these as 2008 specials.

If I were Porsche I would push the new 997.2 with DFI hard for the first half of the year then launch the new 987 models so that these hit the dealers July/August 2009, just before the 2009 model year cut off.

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I assume these latest special 2008 models mean the 2009 987's are still many months away. Otherwise, Porsche wouldn't have bothered with any special editions to stretch out the 2008 model year. :unsure:

If you were expecting DFI etc in the 987 for 2009 you maybe disappointed. These specials will hit the dealers in November 2008. Strictly speaking this makes the 2009 models but Porsche are cleverly branding these as 2008 specials.

If I were Porsche I would push the new 997.2 with DFI hard for the first half of the year then launch the new 987 models so that these hit the dealers July/August 2009, just before the 2009 model year cut off.

I think you're right. My sales-dude in San Antonio says the 2008 987's will be built "until after the new year" (i.e. 2009). My intrepretation of events is the rumored newly bodied and engined 2010 Boxster, released in 2009, will be the next new one, and there won't be any "2009" Boxsters.

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So, the rumored newly bodied and engined 2010 Boxster with DFI will likely be available to order when?

Porsche isn't telling my dealer. I'm ready to order, but since I know an improved version is "around the corner", I'm not going to until I see Porsche's published specs and pricing for the new 2009/2010's so I can make a features-for-dollar comparison between the "old" and the new.

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So, the rumored newly bodied and engined 2010 Boxster with DFI will likely be available to order when?

Porsche isn't telling my dealer. I'm ready to order, but since I know an improved version is "around the corner", I'm not going to until I see Porsche's published specs and pricing for the new 2009/2010's so I can make a features-for-dollar comparison between the "old" and the new.

You don't say if you already have a car, but for me there is no question that if I were considering an order for a new Boxster I would be wainting for the new model. DFI alone is worth the step up and considering that there will likely be a whole host of things that may have been cost options before but now standard features would seal it.

For example, on going from my old 2003 to the 2006 I have now, PSM became standard, as did vented rotors. I heard rumour that Litronics may also become standard...

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