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I am interested in a 2009-12 987 Boxster S. My understanding is the Sport button remaps the throttle a bit. From trying Sport Plus, I found that too much. (this was on a 2013 981 model).

My question is on the 2009 - 2012 Boxster S, how do you get a Sport button? Do you need the Sport Chrono package? If so, does that provide Sport and Sport Plus button? How do you get just a Sport button only? Thank you!

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Assuming it's the same as the 2007, you give the dealer $1K and he installs the button and does an engine controller upgrade. That's it. All you get is a change in throttle response. If you have PDK and PSE you get changes in them, too.

Should be a few threads on this subject, albeit for Cayman.


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Sorry I should have been more clear.

I am looking to purchase a Boxster S. For 2009-12, I see models that seem to not have a sport button, have a sport button, and have a sport and sport plus button.

I don't care for the sport plus.

So how do you get a Sport button..is that part of the Chrono package? But how do you end up without Sport Plus? Just trying to figure out what option gets you what I want.
 

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You end up with Sport Plus if the car is equipped with PDK. Don't discount Sport Plus too quickly. If you ever decide to take your car to the track, Sport Plus will transform even non-S car into a track beast :)
 

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You get Sport Plus with Sport Chrono AND PDK. Keep in mind that unless the optional Sport Design steering wheel is ordered, you will get rocker switches rather than paddles.
 

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Sport and Sport+ come with the Sport Chrono package. Sport+ is full-up competition mode and not something you want to drive on the street, but oh man it's awesome for track and autocross. Sport and Sport+ does more than adjust the throttle map, it also changes the rev limiter, the PDK shift map (high rpm), and PSM engagement. You can literally drift with PSM left on if you're in Sport+ which is great if you're on a closed course and trying to do your best Chris Harris impression but not so great if you hit a low traction patch in the middle of an intersection.

Sport is great on the street, though, that's what it's made for.
 

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I was confused before I added the sport button if I would also get sports plus, Yes you do if you have PDK,you basically add sports chrono to your car by add this option, I did not think I would use sports plus very much, but it is great fun impressing friends and family with Launch Control in a controlled environment like the manual states :hilarious: , also sport plus is really needed if you ever autocross, I use the sport mode every day, makes all the lag go away, makes the default mode feel like economy mode, it was really worth the what I paid I think it was 1,500-1,600, it drives so differently it does not even feel like the same car, you go from driving 32mph in 6th gear to the same speed in 3rd, and it remaps the throttle more than a bit .
 

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Sport and Sport+ come with the Sport Chrono package. Sport+ is full-up competition mode and not something you want to drive on the street, but oh man it's awesome for track and autocross. Sport and Sport+ does more than adjust the throttle map, it also changes the rev limiter, the PDK shift map (high rpm), and PSM engagement. You can literally drift with PSM left on if you're in Sport+ which is great if you're on a closed course and trying to do your best Chris Harris impression but not so great if you hit a low traction patch in the middle of an intersection.

Sport is great on the street, though, that's what it's made for.
I understand that with Sport Chrono Pkg you get a Sport and Sport Plus button.

However, I have also seen vehicles without a Sport button, and some with just a Sport button and NO SPORTS PLUS button. I am still looking for clarification on how you would have specd a PDK Boxster S in 2009-12 to get JUST A SPORT button. Thanks.
 

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I understand that with Sport Chrono Pkg you get a Sport and Sport Plus button.

However, I have also seen vehicles without a Sport button, and some with just a Sport button and NO SPORTS PLUS button. I am still looking for clarification on how you would have specd a PDK Boxster S in 2009-12 to get JUST A SPORT button. Thanks.
From the factory a car with PDK and Sport Chrono will have both Sport and Sport+ buttons. A 6MT with Sport Chrono will have only a Sport button. If there is no Sport Chrono, then no Sport button(s). Sport Chrono is easily identified by the clock on top of the dash- aka "wart". The software and buttons can be added as noted above without the clock. Hope that helps.
 

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From the factory a car with PDK and Sport Chrono will have both Sport and Sport+ buttons. A 6MT with Sport Chrono will have only a Sport button. If there is no Sport Chrono, then no Sport button(s). Sport Chrono is easily identified by the clock on top of the dash- aka "wart". The software and buttons can be added as noted above without the clock. Hope that helps.
Thank you!!

I now see what the situation is. My guess is all the cars online I have seen with only a Sport Button have been 6MTs with Sport Chrono Pkg.

Since I am looking for a PDK, and want the Sport button, I realize I will for sure need one that was specd with Sport Chrono Pkg and will end up with buttons for Sport and Sport Plus. Clear as mud now.
 
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