Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

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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.

Hit the jump for the full story.

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.

Source: YouTube

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.

The Porsche Boxster lineup saw the addition of a new member last December at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Boxster Spyder will tip the scales at 2,811 pounds becoming the lightest model in the entire Porsche range with sales beginning in February 2010, starting at $61,200. The Porsche Boxster Spyder is inspired by the legendary 550 Spyder , the first sports car from Stuttgart developed specifically with racing in mind that was also homologated for road use. The new sports car features a lightweight soft top, has a lower center of gravity for enhanced as well as an all new sport tuned suspension.

Mounted in the midship position, Porsche has placed a 3.4 Liter direct injected flat six ahead of the rear axle that delivers a total of 320 HP, 10 HP more than the current top of the line model in the Boxster lineup, the Boxster S , while still getting as much as 30.4 MPG. Like all the other current Porsche models, the Boxster Spyder comes equipped with a seven speed PDK gearbox and a Sports Chrono Package. This allows the Boxster Spyder to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 166 MPH.

Updated 01/29/10: Porsche revealed the official promotional video for the Boxster Spyder that will go on sale next week. Enjoy it!

Updated 03/24/2010: Porsche USA announced prices for the new Boxster Spyder: $62,150 including destination charge. Option list includes: Bi-Xenon lighting system with dynamic cornering lights for $1,560; 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) $3,420, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) $8,150; Sport Exhaust System $2,500 and PCM 3.0 including Extended Navigation $3,110.

UPDATE 08/08/2011: Check out our review of the Porsche Boxster Spyder by clicking here!

Press release after the jump.

For the past twelve years, the Boxster has been playing the chase-the-911 with its styling. Now the 2009 refreshed Boxster gets more of its own look, sorta. Instead of taking its styling cues from the 911, it looks a little more like the ultra-fast Carrera GT .

The new Boxster features a newly designed front and rear ends. The new halogen headlights with their integrated direction indicators are reminiscent of the lights on the Carrera GT, the new LED rear lights tapering out to the outside and integrated elegantly in the modified rear end of the car.

Under the hood, Porsche placed a 2.9-liter engine that delivers 255 bhp (an increase of 10 hp). The S version gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 310 hp (up 15hp). Mated to a the standard six-speed manual gearbox, the new Boxter makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 5.9 seconds. Equipped with the PDK double-clutch gearbox, the sprint will be made 0.1 seconds faster.

As it turns out the increase in power will not mean worse fuel economy. The Boxster equipped with PDK averages 26.3 mpg, and 25.5 mpg for the Boxster S. That’s about a 4 mpg improvement from the Tiptronic automatic transmission cars.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

In an industry full of pretenders, one thing you can count on about Porsche is that they deliver.

The boys from Stuttgart’s latest offering is the new Porsche Boxster Spyder , arguably the lightest and fastest Boxster ever created. Powered by a modified 3.4-liter boxer engine, the new Boxster Spyder, which made its world debut at the LA Auto Show, produces over 320 horsepower and skyrocket from 0-60 mph in just a shade under five (4.8) seconds.

This new Boxster Spyder is the third incarnation of the Boxster Model following the previous Boxster and Boxster S line. Remember how everyone couldn’t wait to get their hands on one those Boxster models?

Well, judging from the awesome video highlighting Porsche’s new toy, we’re predicting that this one will have quite a following of its own.

Source: Motor Trend

Porsche launched this days the official web page for the new Boxster Spyder . And for us this is a great new as we have the chance to enjoy a new image gallery with the latest Porsche sports car.

Short reminder: the new Boxster Spyder is powered by a 3.4-liter six-cylinder with Direct Fuel Injection that delivers total of 320 bhp - with 10 bhp more than the current top version of the Boxster line-up, the Boxster S. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4,8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 166 mph.

Joyrides are all well and good, provided that the person sitting behind the wheel isn’t endangering himself and all the others around him. But sometimes – and no matter how hard you stress it – there are still people who think that they’re decisions don’t have any consequences and that whatever they’re doing is cool and ‘all good’.

Take this 15-year old boy from California as an example. A few days ago, this young kid – who’s not yet of legal driving age, mind you – stole the keys of his father’s Porsche Boxster and along with his 12-year old cousin, took the car out for a leisurely run out on the streets of LA.

Unfortunately for the two, their joyride ended up becoming a close encounter with death after the 15-year old lost control of the car, sending it hurtling of a cliff and crashing 70 feet down on a construction site.

Whether you believe in divine intervention or not, what happened next seems to defy any logical scenario of how an accident of this nature usually ends up. After flying over a cliff and plunging 70 feet down, the Boxster did not flip over, and ended up landing on all four wheels. Except for a few dings and scratches here and there, the car remained virtually intact.

But what’s more amazing about the whole ordeal was that the two young boys inside the car escaped without injury.

As a precaution, the two kids were airlifted to a hospital and are now undergoing further tests, but for the most part, they escaped from the accident without any serious injuries.

Quite frankly, we’re at a loss for words. These two kids flew off a cliff in a Porsche and lived to tell the story of how they got out of the car unscathed. Somebody was definitely on their side out there.

Source: ABC

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