2013 Porsche Boxster (981) Is Here

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Are you in the market for a brand new Porsche, but the rear-engine layout of the 911 isn’t for you? Well, you’re in luck, as the German Automotive producer has just released the third generation of the Boxster, which is lighter and comes with upgraded engines, also seriously upping the ante on the features front.
Despite the fact that the Boxster has grown in size - the vehicle has gained 6 inches of wheelbase and 4 inches of front track, for example - but, thanks to its aluminum construction, the vehicle beats the second generation at the weight game by 77 lbs (35 kg).

The vehicle borrows the 911’s Electric Power Steering and rides on standard 18-inch wheels. As for the power, this comes from a 2.7-liter flat six, which develops 10 extra hp (a total of 265), or, for the Boxster S, from a 3.4-liter flat six that offers 5 more hp (315 hp). Customers can choose between a PDK double-clutch gearbox and a six-speed manual - no, the 911’s seven-speed manual isn’t available. However, both transmissions come with start-stop features.

The standard Boxster needs 5.7 seconds for the 0 to 62 mph sprint, while the Boxster S needs 5 seconds for the same job. Opt for the Sport Chorono Package and you’ll get goodies such as dynamic transmission mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring.

The 981 Porsche Boxster will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. As for the market entry, it will arrive in the US during the summer (the standard one will retail for $49,500, while the S can be yours for $60,900) and in Europe starting from April, with the price expected to be around EUR1,300 higher (standard Boxter now retails for EUR48,291).
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