Wow...pretty full-bore! Very lucky on getting the damage fixed under warranty, too. I know that engine is a "boxer" design similar to Subaru, so it's a shame that this happened to such a new engine.
Notice you have a Boxster as well...I had a '97, one of the first delivered in Austin back then. Great car, just too small for me. Should have kept my '90 944S2 Cabrio.