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All-new 2013 Porsche Boxster revealed [videos]

Just as leaked photos were starting to infiltrate the web, Porsche stemmed their impact by releasing the full monty of the all-new third generation Porsche Boxster (981). The open-top two-seater is lighter and leaner with a completely revised chassis and 15 percent more fuel-efficient engines.

Design-wise, the new Boxster receives revamped styling with shorter overhangs, significantly forward-shifted windscreen, flatter silhouette and edgier character lines.

The new Boxster uses a new lightweight body with a longer wheelbase, a wider track and larger wheels. Combined with its mid-engine layout, driving dynamics are enhanced even further than the current 987 generation.

Both Boxster and Boxster S are using direct injection flat-six engines which feature new technologies such as electrical system recuperation, thermal management and start/stop function.

In the base Boxster the 2.7 liter engine produces 265 HP (261 bhp / 195 kW), which is 10 HP more than its larger displacement predecessor. The Boxster S gets a bigger 3.4-liter engine delivering 315 HP (311 bhp / 232 kW). That is 5 HP more than the previous version.

As before, six-speed gearbox is standard for both while the seven-speed PDK double clutch trans is optional. Fuel consumption for the Boxster with PDK is 7.7l/100km (30.5 mpg US) and the Boxster S is 8.0l/100km (29.4 mpg US). Full throttle performance sprints to 100 km/h in the Boxster is 5.7 seconds and the Boxster S is 5.0 seconds.

Other roadster features include new electro-mechanical power steering, fully electric fabric top, raked center console inspired by the Carrera GT, optional Sport Chrono Package, dynamic transmission mounts and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear axle differential lock.

The Boxster and Boxster S launch in Germany on 14.04.2012 with a list price of 48,291 euro and 59,120 euro (19% VAT incl), respectively.

In the U.S. market launch will be early summer with a list price of $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S not including a $950 destination charge.

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 adz911 adz911
Looks squat and purposeful. I like.
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January 14, 2012 3:21 pm
 tenart tenart
If it will drive like the one it replaces and with this looks... Well i think Porsche have a winner here
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January 12, 2012 4:45 pm
 MrDanaston MrDanaston
Wow Porsche you really need to start to move on and come up with some new designs. i do not see any changes. i do like it when a car company, Porsche in particular say "we have an all new car" and all they have done is tweaked the engine and put some new LED lights one. Don't get me wrong they probably are one of the best driving cars in the world but i do wish they would make some major design changes.
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January 12, 2012 2:57 pm
 vilivo vilivo
this will be excellent, giving past and present facts about the manufacturer, as well as the model itself.
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January 12, 2012 1:41 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
Rather like it actually not sure about front lower grille but love everything else.... Now where the real best car in the porsche range...the cayman...if porsche just allowed the car to b everything it could b it would woop the 911
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January 12, 2012 1:35 pm
 lilsumo lilsumo
never really liked the boxter but this one is beautiful especially the side stance but tail lights should be thinner
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January 12, 2012 1:08 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
I always thought the Boxster was better compared to its main rivals, the Z4 and the SLK. The new model proved it still is.
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January 12, 2012 12:00 pm
 CDspeed CDspeed
The new Boxster looks fantastic! I've always liked the Boxster's classic roadster looks but this new one is on a whole new level.
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January 12, 2012 11:56 am
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Porsche really hit something strong with this one. First of all, the Carrera GT design inspiration is blatant unless you're Stevie Wonder: the rear spoiler, the front fascia, the gaping side-scoop...it's all there. It is very pretty, but then here I am to disappoint you all. Porsche will die before it gives this car the engine it deserves (at least the Carrera S, if you ask me).
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January 12, 2012 10:41 am
 golddaytona golddaytona
This is a good example evolutionizing with family design. Audi should take a good look at this and stop saying their boring and crappy design as family design. Thy are all just lazy lousy work with no soul. This is so good that it's going to steal sales from the new 911
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January 12, 2012 9:40 am
 il_tifosi il_tifosi
I like that he front looks a bit like carrera GT. And finally a new interior and a -somewhat- new rear!
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January 12, 2012 9:36 am
 stickshifter stickshifter
it amazes me how many people think the new boxster resembles the old carrera GT. Dont you see the 918 design in it??? Anyway it really looks great especially those doors and air intakes. all in all the outlines are sharper and more precise than in the past!
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January 12, 2012 8:57 am
 JMac JMac
Nice, but I'd still prefer the Cayman
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January 12, 2012 8:53 am
 chris25 chris25
Lovely design, not sure about the funky headlamps but are those brakes good enough since the rear brakes look small.
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January 12, 2012 7:03 am
 aksaid aksaid
Porsche finally nailed the Boxster!
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January 12, 2012 6:20 am
 cousteau79 cousteau79
inspired by carrera gt? where?!!! can't see any common things between them. not inside ... anyway porsche's philosophy continues ... still oooks like boxter evo3
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January 12, 2012 6:19 am
 opelbauer opelbauer
The front looks good but the rear looks like "i'd say it's just a render" .. The previous model looks much better at the rear.
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January 12, 2012 6:03 am
 PAA PAA
finally a good looking Porsche. Good job.
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January 12, 2012 6:00 am
 Wojciech Wojciech
very good looking car, interior probably best porsche ever made. my only concern is the rear end - looks a bit girlish...
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January 12, 2012 5:56 am
 Speedoholic Speedoholic
This is now my favorite Roadster. It's stunning inside out. I have to admit how surprisingly beautiful the interior is.
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January 12, 2012 5:35 am
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