2012 Porsche Boxster

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2012 Porsche Boxster
2012 Porsche Boxster
An all-new Boxster is right around the corner, likely due sometime in 2012. Despite--or maybe even because of--that fact, we wouldn't overlook the current car. The Boxster, nearly fifteen years since its debut, remains an exquisite, focused driving machine. The most focused Boxster of them all, the Spyder, puts out 320 hp and keeps its weight below 3000 pounds--a feat for modern cars--by dispensing with such frivolities as a power-operated top, air-conditioning, and, um, inner door handles (there are fabric straps instead). Driving the Spyder is marvelous, to say the least. It essentially educates the palette for how steering should feel, how a suspension should respond, and how an engine should howl. Of course, the cheaper, more livable, less-decal-laden Boxster and Boxster S are not far off in terms of perfection. There are a few nits we can pick. The steering-wheel shift buttons for the optional seven-speed automatic, for instance, are uninvolving and counterintuitive. You can get shift paddles, but it will cost you. Indeed, some will balk at the lack of standard equipment--for instance, power seats--on a car that starts at nearly $50,000. For that price, though, the Boxster offers a better driving experience than do cars costing four times as much.
2013 Porsche Boxster Pair
To provide extra production capacity, some units of the new 2013 Porsche Boxster sports car may be assembled by Volkswagen. Volkswagen's new plant in Osnabrueck, Germany, will provide overflow production capacity from Porsche's factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Such a move had been rumored over a year ago. The Osnabrueck facility formerly belonged to automotive assembly company Wilhelm Karmann GmbH until it entered bankruptcy in April 2009. Volkswagen took over the plant and began producing the Golf cabriolet at Osnabrueck in May 2011. At the time, VW confirmed that the factory could also provide overflow manufacturing for the new Porsche Boxster and Cayman. The plant's total annual capacity is about 100,000 vehicles. A Porsche spokesman in the U.S. confirmed that Osnabrueck will serve only as overflow capacity in the case the Zuffenhausen plant can't keep up with production demand -- for instance, if the main Porsche factory suddenly receives a large number of orders for the 911 sports car. Production at the Volkswagen plant will begin this fall. Porsche has a history of outsourcing assembly of the Boxster and its hardtop twin, the Cayman. From September 1997 through May 2011, Finnish company Valmet Automotive built 227,890 Porsche models under contract -- of which 168,477 were Boxsters and 59,413 were Caymans. Sources: Wards Auto, Porsche, Volkswagen
2013 Porsche Boxter Front Right View
Despite only just officially showing the 2013 Porsche Boxster S at the Geneva Motor Show this month, Porsche has already put its new roadster through its paces on the Nürburgring. The results? According to Autoblog.nl, an admirably quick seven minutes, 58 seconds.
2013 Porsche Boxster Front Three Quarter 2
The 2013 Porsche Boxster is lighter, more powerful, and more fuel efficient. That last fact is partially due to the use of electric power steering, which is generating a chorus of “boos” from the press before anyone has even driven the car.
2013 Porsche Boxster Left Side View
We saw this morning that the long-awaited Porsche Boxster is just about ready for its Geneva Motor Show debut in March. If you’d like to imagine what attacking a beautiful twisty road in one of the world’s most celebrated convertibles is like, look no further than this video. There’s not much to say about this 39-second video, other than the fact that it makes a pretty compelling case to put down between 50 and 70 grand for one. If you’re not convinced, Porsche includes not one but two examples of the car for your viewing pleasure, one Boxster and one Boxster S. To recap, that Boxster will be powered by a 2.7-liter flat six that makes 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S will benefit from a 3.4-liter flat six that makes 315 horsepower. That power is sent to the rear wheels, through either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Check out the frolicking cars in the video below, and let us know what you think (of the car and the video) in the comments below. Click here for video
2013 Porsche Boxster Top View
It’s been less than a month since we caught a camouflaged next-gen Boxster roaming the streets of Michigan. Now, we have official details and pictures of the 2013 Porsche Boxster, set to arrive in showrooms this summer.

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2012 Porsche Boxster Specifications

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2.9L H6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
255 hp @ 6400rpm
214 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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