Rumors about a future Baby Boxster are getting stronger and stronger. Today Car and Driver comes with new rendering and speculations on the future car.
The 2014 Baby Boxster will be a two-seat mid-engine Porsche that’s smaller and more affordable than the current Boxster. It will take on models like the Audi TT , the Nissan 370Z Roadster , or the Mazda Miata .
As you might have guessed, its design will be inspired by the Volkswagen BlueSport concept unveiled at the 2009 Detroit auto show. It will come to be with the use of Porsche ’s adaptation of Volkswagen’s mid-engine platform and will have an aluminum hood and aluminum doors to keep the weight below 2700lbs. Porsche is currently deciding whether to go with a 2.0L flat four turbo engine producing 300hp or the cheaper 2.0L inline four cylinder turbo engine. Either way, the engines will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox or, as an option, the dual-clutch seven speed transmission.
Prices are expected to be in the $40K area.