Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

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.

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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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More than likely you are sitting in a chair on your computer while reading this article, but with the rampant use of iPhones, iPads, and other such equipment (we aren’t judging, I personally run to my iPhone every time it beeps like some Pavlov disciple) we highly recommend that if you are not sitting down, you should grab a chair and do so. Why the drama? We have more details surrounding the Porsche “Baby” Boxster and its scheduled appearance in 2014. Now, we know that date is two years longer than we had originally reported, but that’s the automaker world for you. Things change all the time.

We hope that with this extra cushion of time, Porsche can really knock our socks off with this Boxster tot. Rumored to be a response to the Toyota/Subaru sports car which will match or beat the Boxster’s performance, is priced at about $20,000, and is due out soon, Porsche will attempt to cut costs and price this puppy at a moderate $30,000. Porsche plans on reducing costs by combining efforts with Volkswagen and using some of their components to tackle this project.

The Porsche “Baby” Boxster 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. Volkswagen components will also be used on the interior to keep costs down.

Updated 03/16/2012: Today we have a very cool rendering for you for the upcoming Porsche Baby Boxster.

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The League of Extraordinary Auto Spies - yeah, we made that up - are at it again and they have a new goldmine to show us: the 2012 Porsche Boxster that’s supposed to be unveiled next year at a still-to-be-decided international auto show.

In this video, a number of Porsche engineers were caught on film recently testing the next generation of the Boxster in pretty cold weather conditions. While the styling cues of the 2012 Boxster looks to be the same as its predecessor, we’re venturing a guess that what’s underneath that hood is far different from the Boxsters that are out on the street these days.

Aesthetically speaking, Porsche has pretty much stuck to a tried-and-tested formula, albeit a few minor tweaks here and there. But even if the car’s look a little too similar for our own liking, Porsche is expected to have the 2012 Boxster be lighter than the old model, which would then equate to better handling and a more fuel-efficient engine.

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TechArt is offering a full range of tuning accessories for the 987 Boxster, starting with aerodynamic components leading all the way up to engine upgrades. The aerodynamic parts are created in the wind tunnel and made from high-grade materials such as lightweight carbon and hard-wearing polyurethane-RIM. They include front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a rear wing, and the new 20" Formula wheels.

To improve the car’s performance, the tuner offers a sport clutch, short shifter, sport air filter, sport exhaust system "Racing" version, tailpipes, extractor manifold or catalytic converter.

The interior gets aluminum sport pedals and a TechArt sport steering wheel coated in three types of leather.

It happens in Germany where the Boxster, Boxster S and Cayman, Cayman S models will be available with four new packages: Comfort, Infotainment, Design and Design Sport. The design packages come with exclusive options which were previously reserved for the Boxster Spyder.

Comfort package (2.606 euro) includes: Bi-xenon headlights including dynamic cornering light, dynamic range control, headlight washers and LED daytime running lights, wind deflector, automatic air conditioning, rain sensor, an embossed Porsche crest on the headrests and cruise control for automatic speed control.

The Infotainment package (3.141 euro) includes: Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with touch screen color display, RDS radio with dual tuner, CD / DVD drive and navigation module, Sound Package Plus with 7 speakers and 185 watts total output and mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface.

Design package, priced at 3.831 euro includes: 19-inch Boxster Spyder wheel painted in black, dual exhaust tip, roll bar painted in black, mirrors painted in black, air intakes painted in black, model logo painted in black and black air vent.

And finally the Design Sport package, priced at 6.747 euro adds to the Design package a new front lip spoiler and a modified rear spoiler.

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