Porsche drops plan to build an entry-level model, slotted below the Boxster

Article by Christian A., on December 19, 2014

Porsche was planning an entry-level model that would be slotted below the Boxster but it appears that we will not see this vehicle as the project was abandoned. According to Porsche’s head of research and development Wolfgang Hatz the project was stopped because the company sees no reason to go below the Boxster.

In addition, Hatz said that the company will not chase volume and the Boxster as well as the Cayman will remain the only entry-levels offered by the German carmaker.

For those who don’t know, the current Boxster was introduced back in 2012 and uses a 2.7-liter engine that produces 265 hp (195 kW). Bolted to a six-speed manual transmission, the Boxster is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds, while top speed is 264 km/h or 164 mph.

When equipped with the optional PDK seven-speed transmission, the Boxster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds with Sport Plus button, while top speed is 262 km/h or 162 mph.

Porsche also offers a more powerful Boxster S, which carries under its hood a bigger 3.4-liter engine that produces 315 hp (232 kW). Using the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Boxster S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds, while top speed is 279 km/h or 173 mph.

With the PDK transmission, the Boxster S zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds with Sport Plus button. Top speed is limited at 277 km/h or 172 mph. [source: autocar.co.uk]

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