Spyshots: 2011 Porsche Boxster on the Nurburgring
text size: A- A+
Porsche will undoubtedly describe the car as an “all-new” Boxster, but from past experience we know that in terms of styling there are very little differences between new models and previous ones as far as the German sportscar maker is concerned.
This is why the test mule seen in these pictures looks very similar to the current model. The truth is, however, that every body panel is new, and so is the canvas roof. Porsche is preparing an all-new Boxster, even if the design differences are subtle. But if on the outside the car will look more or less the same, the Boxter’s interior will be totally revamped, blending styling elements from the next 911 and the new Panamera.
The car is expected to feature the latest technology from the upcoming 998 generation of the 911 and the new Panamera. The current range of engines will carry on with the Boxster, although mildly revised. We’re talking about the 2.9-liter flat six-cylinder engine offering 250 horsepower and the 3.4-liter 310 horsepower version, mated to the same manual and PDK dual-clutch transmissions.
There are rumours about a four-cylinder version, but nothing is yet confirmed. The two versions of the roadster will continue to be Boxster and Boxster S, while the Cayman coupe version will also receive the upgrade.
❐ Check out the Spyshots: 2011 Porsche Boxster on the Nurburgring photo gallery
UP NEXT: Webber Insists There's No Witch Hunt Against Hamilton Tip: navigate with ← and →
PORSCHE cars we've tested
all testdrives →