Spyshots: 2012 Porsche Boxster

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Ladies and Gentlemen, here it is: the new generation Porsche Boxster.

Our team of spy photographers caught the car during a test session that was taking place in Germany. The vehicle, which is set to make its public debut at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show tells the same Porsche design story that we are used to: it might look almost the same as the outgoing model, but every panel on the car is new (the reworking also includes the canvas top).

The power for the new Boxster is expected to be provided by the same direct injection, flat six 2.9 liter and 3.4 liter units. The engines, which currently develop 257 hp and 310 hp respectively and have emissions that do not meet the target set for 2015, will receive some modifications however. These will probably cut emissions while keeping, if not increasing, the current power level. The big news (which is actually a rumor) is that the Boxster might get a turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that would make the vehicle more efficient and less expensive, allowing it to become available for a wider range of customers.

The same changes (except the canvas roof, of course) will also be received by the Cayman coupe.

Our say: The Cayman/Boxster have become the favorite play things for ultra-hot hatches, as the latter’s power rating has moved past the 300 hp mark. With the development of the new generation, Porsche should reach a fine balance between leaving the hatches in the dust and not cannibalizing the 911. However, we could expect the Germans to ignore this rivalry, claiming that their sports cars play in a different league anyway.
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