2013 Porsche Boxster

Porsche has introduced its all new 2013 Boxster, which has undergone significant changes and is looking pretty fresh.

The open-top entry level Boxster has been given a whole new platform and body work, which has helped the car shed some weight resulting in better fuel efficiency and power to weight ratio.

The car is scheduled to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, but Porsche has given out some preliminary details before unveiling the car.

Design Upgrade

Changes in design are more evolutionary than revolutionary. Still Porsche has managed to dish out a handsome design. The new square shaped headlamps, the wider stance and shorter overhangs, add to the character of the car. The new design seamlessly masks the increased length and width of the platform.

The new Boxster would be equipped with larger 20-inch alloys. The interior of the 2013 Boxster is inspired from the 2012 911. A fully electric top would close the cabin space and the company suggests that the cabin space for driver and passenger has increased in the new design.

Performance

Boxsters are known for their performance and the new model certainly won't disappoint. The standard Boxster will be powered by a 2.7 liter flat-six engine with direct fuel injection that churns out 265 horsepower, 10 hp higher than previous model.

The more powerful Boxster S would be powered by a 3.4 liter six cylinder engine generating 315 hp, which is a marginal increase over the previous model (by 5hp). The engine is available with a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a 6 speed manual transmission.

The performance of the Boxster has always been top notch. The new standard Boxster does the 0-60mph dash in 5.4 seconds while the Boxster S takes 4.7 seconds for the same run, both with the automatic transmission.

The lighter chassis and body work of the new Boxster translates in better fuel economy as well and customers can expect an increase of 15%.

The 2013 Porsche Boxster is expected to hit the showrooms by summer. Expect the starting price tag to be around $49,500 for the standard model and $60,900 for the sportier Boxster S.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $49,500.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons (64 liters) Miles Per Gallon: NA
Dimensions
Length: 172.2 in. (437 cm) Wheel Base: 97.4 in. (247 cm)
Height: 50.5 in. (128 cm) Width: 70.9 in. (180 cm)
Curb Weight: 2888 lbs (1310 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 4.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 6 Cylinder Mid Engine Displacement: 2.7 Liter
Horsepower: 265 HP Max RPM: 6700 RPM
Torque: 206 lb-ft Transmission: 6-Speed Dual
0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds Maximum Speed: 164 mph (263 km/h)