Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster

The 2011 Porsche Boxster mule has been caught testing again at infamous Nurburgring’s Nordschleif circuit in Germany and this time the proof was caught on video. As you can see from the black Boxster , the 2011 car will feature refined front and rear fascias as well as a new taillight cluster as you can see by the subtle matte black covers and the constant on/off testing from the driver, honestly we can’t think of another reason why he would be pumping the brakes like that into the turns.

From the footage it looks like the engineers were testing out some new aspect of the Boxster’s suspension, an advanced form of PSM for the entry level German sports car. Porsche has not released any official information about the power train lineup for the next generation car, but rumors are suggesting that engines may be downsized by two cylinders. Aside from the reduction in power, the open air roadster should be lighter than its predecessor. We will just have to wait until Geneva, by then the new car should be in top form.

Source: WCF
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The German tuning specialists Techart have just relased a new lineup of high performance modifications for the Porsche Boxster and Cayman models. The aero is available in two flavors, somewhat conservative with only a front lip and a rear wing, or all out including a wide body conversion that includes the LED driving lights, sculpted side skirts, sleeker side mirrors and the Techart Vario or VarioPlus threaded chassis high performance suspenion. Techart is offering a racing exhaust system for the flat six powered Porsches that can be finished off with either a glossy or black chrome finish. The aftermarket manufacturer then utilizes their signature Formula wheel to beef up the diminutive Porsches.

Techart tunes the Boxster and Cayman

The upgrades don’t stop with the exterior, the interior receives a few upgrades like a sport chronometer, TECHART 3 spoke sport steering wheel, new trim on the doors and carbon/stainless steel doorsills with illuminated logos. The sport buckets are wrapped in soft leather and dressed up with decorative stitching in the owner’s choice of colors as well as a trio of aluminum sport pedals and a healthy helping of carbon fiber. So now no matter which Porsche you drive Techart CEO Thomas Behringer has a tuning program for you.

Press release after the jump.

When you say Porsche you think about six-cylinder engines. But now the company is considering a four-cylinder engine for the Cayman and Boxster models. The decision has been made in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The announcement has been made by Klaus Berning who said that more economical versions of the Boxster and Cayman were on the way: "Clearly there is a trend to downsizing. We have to do everything possible within the brand limits to lower CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. [A four-cylinder] brings a lot of efficiency, so I will not exclude that, but if you ask me did we already decide one, no."

The same rule will not be applied to the 911 line-up because "911 is the core of the brand and follows different rules to the rest."

Source: Drive

The Porsche Cayman has always had a suspicious place in the Porsche lineup. The extra-potent "S" model comes very close to hitting performance figures of the base 911, at much reduced cost. But now that 2009 refreshening adds extra power to the Cayman, how will this stack up?

The second generation of the Cayman is making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show right along side its Boxster sibling. Just like the drop top, the 2009 Cayman is being offered in two versions: Cayman and Cayman S (the Cayman S Sport version goes away.)

Porsche Cayman

The Cayman is powered by a 2.9-liter flat-six boxer engine that delivers 265 hp (an increase of 20 hp); the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 320 hp (25 hp more). The Cayman S with PDK dual-clutch automatic and Launch Control can do 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. That’s a 0.2 second improvement from the previous Cayman S and is within 0.2 seconds of the published figures for the base 911.

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

Porsche Cayman

Design improvements take cues from the V10 Carrera GT . The 2009 Cayman gets new front and rear ends with new halogen headlights with integrated direction indicators, new LED rear lights, new air intakes and new rear panels with a wind deflector plate.

Both the Cayman and the Cayman S will go on sale in February 2009 in Europe. It’s expected that the new Cayman will reach these shores soon afterward with only a marginal price increase.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

It appears that the German sports car maker Porsche is preparing a Speedster version of its entry level mid-engine Boxster two seater sports coupe. This shorter and more aggressive open air Porsche features a lower windscreen, a pair of roll hoops fitted behind the occupants heads and a pair of the classic humps running from behind the passengers to the rear of the vehicle, like the ones found on the Speedsters of the 1980’s and 90’s. You can just barely make them out under the makeshift camouflaged canvas roof.

The dramatically redesigned Porsche will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later on this year. The Boxster Speedster will be powered by the same 300 HP 3.4 Liter flat six engine as the special edition Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 .

Source: AutoExpress

It’s not to early to start taking a look at an all-new Porsche Boxster for 2011 . Although the 2009 Boxster has barely broken cover, it’s just a refreshening of the current car. So the next full leap forward for the Porsche roadster is just around the corner.

Latest spy shots reveal that the next Boxster (code 988) will be wider than the outgoing model and will share some of its interior design and pieces with the upcoming Panamera . Rumors have also suggested the front of the 2011 car may be changed substantially due to pedestrian crash standards that are going in effect in Europe.

The new mid-engined car may be offered for the first time with a four cylinder engine . Also available should be the direct injection six-cylinder engines from the 2009 Boxster. The six-cylinder 2011 car’s performance should still be an improvement over its predecessor because Porsche is focusing its engineering resources on reducing the Boxster’s weight.

Source: AutoExpress

Porsche USA announced pricing on the new 2009 Boxster and Cayman . Both models will go on sale in March. Prices will start from $46,600 Boxster and $56,700 for the Boxster S, while for the Cayman prices will start from $50,300 for the base version and $60,200 for the Cayman S. All of this pricing reflects about a two percent increase to the little Porsches, but the added horsepower and features should help make amends.

Porsche Cayman

The 2009 Boxster 2.9-liter flat-six engine that delivers 255 bhp (an increase of 10 hp over 2008), and the S version gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 310 hp (up 15hp). The Cayman gets the same 2.9-liter boxer engine but gets 265 hp (an increase of 20 hp); the Cayman S gets a 3.4-liter power unit that delivers 320 hp (25 hp more). When any of these cars are mated to the new PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission, the fuel economy improves an average of four percent over previous models equipped with Tiptronic transmissions.

Full breakdown in the press release after jump.

Porsche working on diesel Boxster?

Now that Porsche is hard at work on the 2011 Boxster , it seems there is a lot of cross-pollination going on with its new minions at the Volkswagen Volkswagen Group. Porsche may be spending a little too much time with its new playmates at the diesel-happy Audi. There are now rumors swirling around that the next generation of the Boxster will get an oil burner.

The Cayenne diesel we understood. The Cayenne is a truck, and a diesel’s torque is great for towing and hauling. But placing a VW-sourced 2.0-liter 204 hp diesel in a sports car!? It’s not even a boxer engine. Something just doesn’t sit right.

The good news is that of all the companies making diesels, Audi is probably the best (it won LeMans three times with oil burner racers) and the 2.0-liter’s 370 lbs ft. of torque will give brisk performance. But for a company whose motto is "There is No Substitute", this seem an awful lot like a compromise.

2011 Porsche Boxster spy shots

If last week we brought you the first spy picture of the next generation Porsche Turbo , today we bring you the spy shots of the next generation Boxster. You already know Porsche is working on a Speedster version for the Boxster .

Porsche will keep the same flat-six engine, only now the automatic transmission available will be the quick-shift PDK dual-clutch transmission. The most powerful version will be a 3.4-liter version that deliver 303hp.

The next generation Boxster will make its official debut at a major auto show end of next year or beginning of 2010.

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