This is the new upcoming 2013 Porsche Boxster. Following the release of the Porsche 991 Carrera S and its open-top family member, the Boxster is next in the new lineup of the German sports car manufacturer. The third Generation should be available from April 2012 and offer a lighter body, a longer wheelbase and several new features.

Like the 991, the Boxster offers a new design edge at the front and rear similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder. The wheelbase grew by 6 inches. The front track increased by 4 inches, back to one centimeter. The 981 model is lighter compared to the previous 987. The empty weight has been reduced by 35 kilograms.

The base model comes standard with 18 inch wheels instead of the current 17 inches. The optional dynamic driving dynamics benefits a mechanical rear axle bearings and gears with torque vectoring. The new Boxster will also get 911’s Electric Power Steering.

The Porsche Boxster S gets a 315hp-strong six-cylinder boxer engine, which is only five horsepower more than before. The consumption has been reduced by 15 precent to 8.0 liters per 100km. The revised seven-speed PDK has the sailing functionality from the 911 and the Panamera. The manual gearbox features but not seven like its bigger brother, but “only” six gears. The Boxster S sprints in 5.0 seconds from 0 to 100km/h. The standard Boxster gets a 2.7 liter direct injection boxer engine with 265hp and a sprint time of 5.7 seconds. Both engines and gearboxes are equipped with start-stop systems.

On the inside, the Boxster 981 got a new center console a la Carrera GT, quite similar to the new 911 interior. The 981 has an opening fabric roof, which opens in nine seconds at a maximum speed of 50km/h. The frame is made of magnesium or aluminum. A heated glass rear window provides a clear view, a windbreak will cost an additional charge.

The starting price is expected to be around € 1,300 higher than before. The new Boxster will be released at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 in March and is available in showrooms around mid-April.

[Via Autogespot & Monaco911]

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  1. I like to be surprised by new cars and Porsches are just the most predictable thing in the universe. Everything they show us is just the same car built for the last 50 years. Sorry but every new Porsche which is not a GT1,Carrera GT or 918 Spyder just bores me to death.

  2. You’re boring me with your non-sensical comment !
    Don’t read the article or go to sites with things that bore you then comment on how boring it is!
    Maybe you are one that is boring !

    Actually the design the new Boxster is quite mature and grown up.
    Not unlike previous commenter.
    The proportions fit well and nothing looks out of place.
    6 ratios are perfect, don’t need to over-think the process.
    Engine power is fine, Porsche doesn’t play the more megapixel / HP ; the better, bullshit theory and neither should you.
    Yes Luke they are taking design elements from existing cars / platforms and how is that bad again ?! Porsche’s design philosophy evolves over time but maybe we just live in an OCD world so most folks aren’t bright enough to see it. Consistent refinement , devil in the details type is what they are about.
    Are you paying attention !?


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