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2012 Porsche Boxster, New Details Available

2012 Porsche Boxster

Our colleagues from CarMagazine have learned that the upcoming 3rd generation of the Porsche Boxster will be more differentiated from the 911, featuring a 4-cylinder engine and lots of technical modifications. The next Boxster (981) will not be an evolution of the current model, but an entirely new vehicle that will feature a cab-forward design which will be crisper and with sportier proportions.

The wheelbase of the new Boxster will be 60mm longer, while the overall length will be up by 37mm. The height will be dropped by 10mm and in the cabin; the legroom will be improved by 18mm. Despite the fact that it is going to be a little bit bigger and with more equipment, the 3rd generation of the Porsche Boxster will weigh 15 kg less than the outgoing model, which means that it will have a curb weight of 1320 kg for the standard version and 1340 kg for the “S” model.

2012 Porsche Boxster

The standard model will be powered by a 2.7-liter engine that will develop 265 hp and a peak torque of 280 Nm, while the Boxster S gets a more powerful 3.4-liter that churns 315 hp and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. Mated to the PDK gearbox, the standard model will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 164 mph. The “S” needs only 4.9 seconds for the sprint and can reach a top speed of 171 mph

The 3rd generation of the Porsche Boxster will make its official debut in January next year at the Detroit Motor Show.

Source: CarMagazine

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