The official launch of the new 2013 Porsche Boxster will only take place in March, at the Geneva Motor Show, but there is already plenty of information to share about the mid-engine roadster right now. The first good thing about this new generation is that it is a bit lighter and faster, which is always a great thing in cars.
Its longer wheelbase carries a lighter body, with new and very alluring design cues. The windscreen is shifted forwards, the overhangs are shorter, the entire silhouette is flatter, and the wheels are larger. Its beauty goes perfectly with the new 2.7-liter engine, which even though has a smaller displacement than in the previous generation, is 10 horsepower stronger than before: it now has an output of 265 hp. In order to complete the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds, you need to opt for the 7-speed PDK dual clutch transmission, but you can also go for the 6-speed manual if you prefer.
For those who want even more, there is the Boxster S version of the car, powered by a 3.4-liter engine that’s capable of 315 horsepower, and which can help the car go from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.7 seconds. Both versions are 15 percent more fuel efficient than before, and they will reach the U.S. market in mid-summer. The Boxster will have a base price of $50,450, while the Boxster S will start at $61,850, shipping charge included.