Starting today, the new Porsche Boxster cars are also manufactured at Volkswagen plant in Osnabrück. Moving the production partially to Osnabrück was necessary, as Porsche’s main factory in Stuttgart doesn’t have enough capacity to cope with demand. In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen the new Porsche 911 and the new Boxster are being made in a mixed model operation on one production line. The first vehicle to roll off the line was an Indian red Boxster S with a black soft top.
This is not the first time that vehicles have been produced for Porsche in the Lower Saxony factory – for example, car bodies were made here for the 356 hardtop coupé in the 1960s and for the Porsche 968 in the nineties. From 1969 to 1975, over 115,000 Porsche 914s were also fully assembled in Osnabrück. And while following the start of full production the new Boxster was initially made solely in Stuttgart, Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH has been supplying the rear and side parts of the car from the outset.