Spy Shots: 2012 Porsche Boxster

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Spy photographers just won’t quit and we thank them every day for their insistence in squeezing in just about anywhere to capture images that auto makers just aren’t ready to part with. Their latest conquest is an onslaught of images of the next Porsche Boxster which don’t show a vastly different model from the Boxster currently cruising down our roads.

The biggest change for the exterior look of the Boxster actually stems from underneath the panels. The 2012 model will be built on a longer platform borrowed from the next generation 911/991 . The use of this longer base will make room in the lineup for the future baby Boxster. Other than that, the Boxster will carry over some of the same features as before, including the same front and rear fascia, center-mounted exhaust pipes, and restyled side mirrors. Some styling cues from the Panamera may also show up.

Under the hood, Porsche is rumored to be working with a slightly revised version of the 310-HP 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine, although some rumors suggest they may also use an advanced four-cylinder engine producing about as much horsepower as the current 2.9-liter six. Whatever engine they choose, the setup will be made complete with a short-throw six-speed manual or Porsche’s seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission.


If ever this car would be bring in the production I think a 310 hp for a long wheel base is quite impressive. And I bet with the proper modification, this car would be powerful as the 911.

hmm. Are they planning to bring this production to the Chinese market for making a long wheel base version of the 911 and being named as the Boxster!

I wish if porsche could realize how stupid they are when they decided to come up with the "hard" top version of the Boxster namely "Cayman"!
I hope that porsche just stop the production line of the "Cayman" and manafacture a "Hard top convertibale" version of the boxster to compete with its rival such as the Mercedes Benz SLK and BMW z4! The car is great, but it’s just that the soft top makes it ugly, so ugly and Impractical! For god sake we’re no longer in the 70s! Make use of the current advanced techonlogy!

The appearance is captivating. It makes me think when it will be released. Changing its exterior look makes it more cool and classy.

Looks really nice, but one thing that I am really hoping is that they would incorporate tech from the Boxster E-Type into this one. I think that one is ripe already.

Hey, I heard that they won’t be offering hybrid tech for much of the new model. That one is totally a bummer, considering that the hybrid models are the ones that I am really looking forward to.

The speed performance of the next generation Boxter seems powerful compare to
the original production. However, I think they have made a little modification in the exterior of the car.

I wonder if this production can be seen in the coming Frankfurt Motor Show?
BTW,I agree that this car look better compare to the Panamera!

Hmm, it seems that our friends from the auto mags are churning out a lot of spy shots lately, I wonder how they got these? Anyways, the new Boxster really does look amazing.

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