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2017 Porsche Boxster Facelift Revealed in Latest Spyshots, Has Cayenne-Like Taillight Graphics

Once Porsche is done introducing the 911 mid-cycle revamp at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Zuffenhausen can focus on their next massive launch, the 2017 Boxster facelift, which is set to land next year.
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This recent set of spyshots shows the vehicle free of camouflage, with the light clusters being the only ones that haven’t been fully revealed.

Compared to the 911 facelift, the Cayman revamp will be even more limited as far as the eye is concerned. And while the Neunelfer adopts a bit of extra retro flavor in terms of styling, the Boxster follows its natural evolution, which hungrier air intakes up front, which will serve the all-new turbocharged engines. The door handles are also new, but only the most trained of eyes will spot this on the street.

As for the light clusters, we can see the inner graphics and one thing is clear - the taillights will adopt a Panamera- and Cayenne-like four luminous spots theme. The turbo revolution
The Boxster and Cayman facelift will switch from their current atmospheric flat six engines to turbocharged four-cylinder units in the race to meet stringent emission regulations on track for 2020.

The standard and the S models will use two-liter, single turbo boxers. The base models will deliver 240 hp, a drop from the current 265 hp. Still, the extra torque means the cars won’t be slower.

The S models will be motivated by a 2.5-liter flat four, which will deliver 300 hp, a 15 hp drop. The GTS model is where the rumor mill goes wild, as this is expected to pack a 370 hp version of the 2.5-liter unit.

Since Cayman sales have fallen way below those of the Boxster, Porsche is considering dropping the current practice of offering the fixed roof model with a 10 hp premium. Moreover, the two will probably switch places, with the Cayman becoming the entry-level model.

As for the technology used by these turbo flat fours, they should borrow the latest development from the turbo flat six family being developed for the 911 facelift. We know for a fact the 6-cylinder boxers will offer a response control system to mimic the linear power delivery of a naturally aspirated engine. Moreover, they could also pack the variable compression ratio technology Porsche is currently working on.

 
 
 
 
 

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