Could Have Been Better
Not as good as I thought it would look in person. The rear is fat and awkwardly designed, the front facia doesn’t look as sharp as it looked in press pictures, and the interior looks on the cheap side like the Boxster always has.
The yellow-green is okay on the body, but inside, it’s not doing itself any favors.
Definitely an improvement though, all around.
Porsche Boxster S - Stable Horses
The 2013 Porsche Boxster
In all the NAIAS commotion, cars not physically at the show tend to get left out and that’s exactly the case with the new Boxster.
Porsche missed the boat on this one, but better late than never, eh?
The Boxster has been completely refreshed with a front fascia that resembles the 918 concept that is now going into production and a less-awkward looking rear end than the previous Boxsters, in my opinion.
Its silhouette has also been flattened similar to that of the new 911 (991) along with an increased wheelbase, both wider and longer.
Against the Porsche way, engine displacement has actually decreased from 2.9 to 2.7-liters but has increased horsepower by 10 to 265hp and with body panels now being aluminum, it will most likely weigh less than the previous generations (given Porsche doesn’t add extra heavy features).
0-60 times are expected to be around 5-seconds for the base model and of course a little quicker for the ‘S’ model.
And since the Cayman is basically a Boxster with a roof, can’t wait to see the refresh (if there is one).