Just a few days after a prototype of the facelifted 2016 Porsche Boxster was spied testing under some light camouflage, new Boxster spy shots have emerged showing the car without any form of camo. Consequently, we can get an unimpeded look at the updated design.
As expected, the design changes are very subtle. For starters, the front bumper has been redesigned and now includes differently shaped air intakes with horizontal matte black slats. Additionally, a pair of slimline LED daytime running lights have been installed which appear to be smaller than those found on the current Boxster.
Elsewhere, we can see some minor modifications have been made to the headlights as well as new side air intakes and different taillights. All told however, the changes are hard to pick so much so that some current Boxster owners may not even be able to spot the differences. While the visual changes won’t be dramatic of the facelifted Boxster and Cayman, the mechanical changes will be.
For starters, entry-level Boxster and Cayman models are tipped to be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine pumping out an impressive 240 hp. Meanwhile, the more potent Boxster S and Cayman S models will feature a larger 2.5-litre four-pot pumping out 300 hp. At the top of the range will be the refreshed Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS both of which will feature tuned versions of the 2.5-litre delivering around 370 hp.
Interestingly, these three engines will feature a single turbocharger rather than two but there’s a possibility the German marque could also implement an e-boost electric system for select Boxster and Cayman versions. Obviously, the implementation of these new four cylinder engines means that the naturally-aspirated sixes of the outgoing cars will no longer be used.
Although unconfirmed, it seems apparent that the refreshed pair will debut at either the Detroit Motor Show 2016 in January or the Geneva Motor Show 2016 in March.