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Vehicle Information: Year: 2001; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2.7L, stock; Total Mileage: 8000;

I've read/heard conflicting information regarding the computer management of the Tiptronic S gearbox -- specifically regarding the number of "mappings." My Boxster owners manual states that it supports a mere five mappings, although I've heard and now read that the Turbo Tiptronic S supports 250+. Does Porsche acutally use a different chipset to manage the gearbox in a Boxster as opposed to the Turbo? If so, that's a bit dissapointing, as the lower horsepower Boxster motor could certainly benefit from more granular shift points, whereas the Turbo with its mega-torque motor could effectively care less. I understand the economic issues of the matter, but keep in mind, we aren't talking about a different gearbox here, just different silicon (which is dirt cheap, if you'll pardon the pun). Any thoughts/comments?

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