Model Perspective: A Lighter, more powerful Porsche Boxster

According to Porsche, the 2013 Porsche Boxster is lighter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient. “Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster has a change of generation been so comprehensive,” states the official press release.

The open-top two-seat car sports a new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. The new Boxster weighs less than the previous generation and rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. These dimensions offer larger wheels and a new electromechanical power steering system to enhance the mid-engine driving dynamics. The 2013 Boxster is also up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient than previous models on the European cycle.

The new model benefits not only from an increased wheelbase but also shorter overhangs, while the windscreen has been shifted forward. The passengers are enclosed by a redesigned electric top and no longer have to fuss with a convertible top compartment lid. The interior concept offers the occupants more space and reflects the new Porsche outline with a raked center console, which, originating with the Carrera GT, improves ergonomics in all models.

The new Boxster and Boxster S (shown above right) models are powered by flat-six engines with direct fuel injection, the efficiency of which is bolstered by electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function. The base model’s new power unit delivers 265 hp from a 2.7 liter displacement – ten hp more than its larger displacement predecessor. Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-liter engine of the Boxster S. This now delivers 315 hp, which is five hp more than before.

Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option and achieve their best fuel consumption and acceleration performance with the PDK. With gear changes without interruption to the power flow, the Boxster moves from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the Boxster S in 4.7 seconds.

Porsche also offers the Sport Chrono Package as an optional extra for the Boxster, featuring dynamic transmission mounts for the first time. Also new in the Boxster is Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with a mechanical rear axle differential lock.

To the delight of impatient Porsche fans, the new Boxster models are in U.S. showrooms now. The basic list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.

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