The 2007 model year Boxster got a change that most people don’t think is significant, but is. Model year 2007 is when the base Cayman joined the 987 lineup. The interior and exterior remained mostly the same, but the Boxster S received the Cayman S 3.4-liter flat six while the 2.7 in both the Boxster and new Cayman received VarioCam Plus, which bumped horsepower up to 245. Think of this model year as Porsche taking the changes to get the base Boxster 2.7 to the same level as the recently introduced base Cayman.
Performance improved too. With 245 bhp @ 6500 rpm and 201 ft lbs @ 4600 rpm, the Boxster shaved a tenth off its 0 – 60 mph time, now at 6.1 seconds. Top speed inched up one entire mile to hit 160 mph. The quarter mile time dropped from 14.5 seconds to 14.2 seconds.