Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

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Note to owners
In Canada, this manual is also available in French. To obtain a copy contact your dealer or write to:

Note aux proprietaires
Au Canada on peut se procurer un exemplaire de ce Manuel en français auprès du concessionaire ou du:

Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Automobiles Porsche Canada, LTEE

5925 Airport Road
Suite 420
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada, L4V 1W1

Telephone number for customer assistance: 1-800-PORSCHE / Option 3

Driving on Race Circuits (e.g. Sports Driving School, Club Sport Events)
Brake fluid, brake pads and brake discs
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air over time. This accumulation of water lowers the boiling point and can impair braking action if the brakes are subjected to high temperatures, such as can occur on race circuits (sports driving school, Club Sport events).

The brake fluid should therefore not be more than 12 months old if the vehicle is driven on race circuits (sports driving school, Club Sport events).

  • For more information, see the " Maintenance" booklet.

Wear on the brake pads and brake discs depends to a great extent on the driving style and driving conditions. Wear on the brake components is increased as a result of high temperatures, such as can occur on race circuits (sports driving school, Club Sport events).

Before driving on race circuits (sports driving school, Club Sport events), it is important therefore to carry out a visual inspection of the brake pads and brake discs for wear.

Racing tires
The fitting of racing tires (e.g. slicks) for sporting events is not approved by Porsche.

Very high cornering speeds can be achieved with racing tires. The resulting lateral acceleration values would jeopardise the adequate supply of oil to the engine.

Porsche therefore refuses to accept any guarantee or liability for damage occurring as a result of non-compliance with this provision.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

  • Please see the chapter "BRAKES" on page 44.

The high-performance brake system is designed for optimal braking effect at all speeds and temperatures.

Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient conditions (such as temperature and humidity) therefore might cause brake noises.

Wear on the different components and braking system, such as brake pads and brake discs, depends to a great extent on the individual driving style and the conditions of use and therefore cannot be expressed in actual miles on the road.

The values communicated by Porsche are based on normal operation adapted to traffic. Wear increases considerably when the vehicle is driven on race tracks or through an aggressive driving style.

  • Please consult an authorized Porsche dealer about the current guidelines in effect before such use of your vehicle.

Boxster Spyder Sun Shield
Do not exceed a maximum speed of 120 mph (200 km/h) when the sun shield is fitted.

  • Please see the chapter "SUN SHIELD AND WEATHER PROTECTOR (BOXSTER SPYDER)" on page 159.