The all new 2013 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S models is the third generation since the birth of the series in 1996. The latest version of the two-seater model introduces an all-new lightweight body, upgraded flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and in true Porsche fashion, evolutionary styling.
The base Boxster gets a 2.7-liter flat-six instead of the outgoing model’s 2.9-liter unit. Despite the smaller displacement, it produces 10HP more at 265HP, and can complete the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 5.7 seconds (vs. 5.8 seconds for the outgoing model). The Boxster’s 0-60mph time is 5.4 seconds.
The sportier Boxster S keeps the same 3.4-liter engine but revised to deliver 5HP more at 315HP for a 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration time of 5.0 seconds (vs.5.2 seconds for the outgoing version). The Boxster S’s 0-60mph time is 4.7 seconds.
Both models are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission available as an option.
European sales of the new Boxster will begin this spring with prices set at $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S.