Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

Even testing prototypes need fuel, right? And when you just so happen to be the guy at the next pump, the most obvious thing to do is start snapping some pictures! The next generation Porsche Boxster has been caught refueling somewhere in Germany without even a hint of camouflage!

The next Boxster will get a newly styled convertible cockpit and stronger, but also more fuel-efficient engines from 270 hp. There are also rumors saying the next Boxster will get a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. There will also be center-mounted exhaust pipes like the current Boxster and restyled side mirrors.

We also have to remind you that the next Boxster will be longer in order to make room for the next "baby Boxster." This baby will need to sit on the bottom of the Porsche lineup, so the bigger Boxster will indeed need to become bigger, or longer in this case.

Expect the official debut sometime in 2011.

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On the surface, this comparison seems like it wasn’t thought out all the way through. For starters, the two cars belong to two different markets. One is a German marquee brand recognized as one of the most sought-after automakers in the world while the other is an American original that’s more of the everyday brand.

But for the purposes of comparison, here we are. Auto Express took it upon themselves to undergo a comparison test between a Porsche Boxster and a Ford Focus RS . In fairness to these guys, the whole point of the comparison test wasn’t focused so much on the car’s engine performance and styling points, but more so on which car should get you the most bang for your buck. Over in the UK, both cars come out with pretty similar price tags so, as far as Auto Express is concerned, choosing between the two boils down to preference. By numbers alone, if you’re looking for a car with more ponies in it, then the Focus RS is the way to go. But if you’re more interested in which car is lighter, then the Boxster is the one for you.

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Source: Auto Express

We’ve all been there; riding along in your lowered ride, enjoying the day, when all of a sudden - Thump, Scraaaaaape. Another victim of that darn speed bump. It’s moments like these that make the driver wish he had a higher car. And it’s situations like these that have made TechArt got to the trouble of preparing a new noselift system that can offer 60 mm of additional height at the front spoiler. This system can be applied to models like the Porsche Boxster , the Cayman , and the 911 .

The TechArt Noselift System is activated by a convenient little button located in the roof console of the Boxster and in the center console of the Cayman. The noselift system, including that convenient little button, is installed with EMC-safe electronic control units and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses. High performance test procedures are followed to ensure that, when that button is pressed, the car smoothly and silently adjusts its height to a safer level for those nasty little speed bumps and ramps.

Press release after the jump.

The next generation Porsche Boxster is getting revealed more and more each day. The car is currently under intense testings before the official debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show .

The next generation Boxster will feature center-mounted exhaust pipes like the current Boxster and restyled side mirrors. Take a look at the Panamera and you’ll be able to see the general idea for the exterior of the Boxster. The Boxster may take the center stack feature from the Panamera as well.

Under the hood the Boxster will use a slightly revised version of the 310-HP 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine, but rumors suggest that it might receive an advanced four-cylinder engine making about as much horsepower as the current 2.9-liter six (255). This new engine is rumored to debut in the new base-level Boxster. And like the 918 SPyder, the new Boxtser may also receive a hybrid version.

The 2012 Porsche Boxster will be built on a platform that is around 173 inches longer than the current one. This lengthening is vital to the lineup if Porsche wants to be able to squeeze in the future baby Boxster .

Source: Motor Trend

Everyone knows by now that Porsche is preparing the next generation for every model in their line-up . And the Porsche Boxster is no exception to that. Not only will the sports car receive a redesign, but it will also sit on a longer platform, around 173 inches (4394.2mm) longer overall.

The reason for the lengthening is really quite simple. Porsche currently working on a "Baby Boxster" that will be a two seat model based on the Volkswagen BlueSport concept shown at the Detroit auto show in 2009. This baby will need to sit on the bottom of the Porsche lineup, so the bigger Boxster will indeed need to become bigger, or longer in this case. We have to remind you that Volkswagen needs both Porsche and Audi to sell versions of the BlueSport to make the project financially viable.

The next generation Boxster will also be lighter than the old model, which would then equate to better handling and a more fuel-efficient engine. There are also rumors saying the next Boxster will get a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood.

Expect the new Porsche Boxster to be unveiled at the end of 2011.

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Porsche is delving deeper into its electric research with the help of three electric models based off of the Porsche Boxster . Their goal is to combine greater efficiency with even lower fuel consumption and emissions to further development their hybrid concepts such as the 918 Spyder , the 911 GT3 R Hybrid , and the new Cayenne S Hybrid . The Cayenne is the first of these hybrid models to run on electric power alone.

Porsche hopes that by testing these three electric Boxsters, they will be able to receive further information on the electric drive components and battery systems for future all-electric vehicles including the Panamera S Hybrid which they hope will enter the market early next year. For right now, there are no production models in sight, but it won’t stay that way for long. Michael Macht, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, says, "We will definitely be offering an electric sports car in future. But such a concept only makes sense if it offers product qualities typical of a Porsche."

So are more electric Porsches in our near future? Let us know what you think.

Hit the jump to see details on each of these electric vehicles in the press release.

AutoCar had the chance to get behind the wheel of the new Boxster Spyder . What does the British magazine think of the new model? See the video and find out in only 90 seconds!

The Boxster Spyder is powered by a 3.4 Liter direct injected flat six engine that delivers a total of 320 HP, 10 HP more than the current top of the line model in the Boxster lineup. This allows the Boxster Spyder to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 166 MPH.

There’s no misprint on the title, in case you’re wondering.

What you’re looking at is a Porsche Boxster that has been given a full-on body reconstruction using a Carrera GT bodykit. While there’s nothing completely out of line with the car, it does seem a little strange - with a tinge of desperation, too - to turn a Boxster, which is the cheapest lot among Porsche’s sports car segment, into what is arguably one of the most high-powered Porsche supercars in a long time. Design-wise, it’s not that bad to look at compared to what we’ve seen in the past. Still, we find it a bit odd given the size difference between the Boxster and the Carrera GT.

But if you’re one of those people who find this car attractive, then we’re happy to say that the owner is actually selling it for a pretty cheap price of just 50,000 euros, or about $65,000 worth in Benjamins.

Source: Suchen

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.

Cancer is one of those things the world can live without. On the other hand, Porsche is one of those things that we’d like to have more of on this planet.

So when you add these two things up, you’re going to enjoy joining this fundraiser that the California Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are cooking up.

Organized by cancer survivor Omar Dawood, the 10-week "Drive Away Cancer" is offering you a chance to win a 2010 Porsche Boxster . All you have to do is purchase a ticket at $100 a pop and you can be eligible to win this Boxster when it is raffled off. The goal, according to Dawood, is to raise $1 million by June 15, which means that if you want to do your part in raising awareness to combat this deadly disease, you have a little less than two months to donate a Benjamin for the cause.

While the Boxster is a pretty nice prize to take home for your good deed, we hope that you’re not donating money just so you have a better chance of winning the car, but if it will get you to keep donating then by all means donate, donate, donate. Think Porsche, Porsche, Porsche. The more you think of that, the more money can be raised to combat this terrible illness. Of course, you could always just donate money solely for the cause. In any case, donations can be given by calling 1-877-LLS-CURE.

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