The Porsche Boxster was a sports car also known as the "Porsche 986". It was released in Fall 1996 as a 1997 model.
The first Boxsters contained a 2.5-liter 6-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower.
Side airbags and a child seat detection system were added for 1998. The Boxster was a carryover for 1999.