Porsche Boxster Will Get a Hardcore Version in 2016
One of the coolest versions of the Porsche Boxster since the car’s debut almost 20 years ago is easily the 2011 Porsche Boxster RS Spyder. With a simple focus on weight savings, the Boxster Spyder was even more fun to drive than the Boxster S and was arguably better looking, too. Well, it sounds like Porsche is getting ready to launch a new version of Boxster in a similar vein as the Spyder with a reduced curb weight as well as some improved suspension components for improved handling.
According to AutoCar, this new Porsche model will benefit from many of the reduced curb weight and chassis tuning tactics being developed for the upcoming Cayman GT4, but it will not see any increase over the Boxster GTS’ 325-horsepower output. While few details exist about this car, Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche’s head of research and development, has said that it will not wear the GT4 moniker. AutoCar is speculating that Porsche could revive the Club Sport name for this new Boxster model – an idea that seems to make even more sense following Porsche’s recent introduction of the 911 Club Coupe.
Spy shots show that whatever this new Boxster is called, it will wear a more aggressive body including a new front fascia, larger side air intakes and new V-spoke wheels. Pricing would almost certainly be above the $73,500 price tag of the current Boxster GTS, but we probably won’t know for sure until the car officially goes on sale sometime in 2016.
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Why it matters
The addition of a new Club Sport model will help boost the enthusiasm for the Porsche Boxster shortly after a design refresh, which is expected to debut later this year. The 2017 Porsche Boxster Club Sport will benefit from many of the improvements being developed for the upcoming Cayman GT4 including weight reduction and suspension upgrades, making an already awesome track car even better.