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Belgian granny is caught doing 147 mph on her Porsche Boxster GTS

One sleepless night in June 2016, a 79-year-old Granny from Belgium took her Porsche for a ride to try to clear her head. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, except Grandma pushed herself to the limits and drove all the way to 147 mph. Apparently, the incident was caught by Namur Belgium’s speed camera so there’s no denying that it was her driving the sports car in that speed.

Gazet Van Antwerpen, a local news reporter, said that the elderly woman was headed to court earlier this week to face charges for driving well over 236 kilometers per hour. While at the court hearing, the lady admits that she was indeed the one driving the Porsche Boxster GTS last year but she hadn’t realized it was going too fast. Granny thinks it’s “not a problem” if she had to pay the fine of €4,000 (that’s about 4,663 USD after the current exchange rates) as imposed by the Public Prosecutor. Besides the hefty sum of money, she’s also banned from driving for 3 months as a result of over speeding.

The Porsche Boxster GTS is pretty fast, considering it weighs nearly 3,000lbs and has a total output of 330hp. The GTS of course stands for Gran Turismo Sport, which means that its performance capabilities are undoubtedly excellent. With a top speed that can go for up to 173mph and acceleration from zero to 62mph in 4.7 seconds, it is no wonder that granny was able to reach those speeds that fateful evening. These numbers, by the way, are based on the technical specs from Porsche’s official website.

Read the entire article Belgian granny is caught doing 147 mph on her Porsche Boxster GTS

Porsche expects Mission E to be a top-seller, 718 Boxster electric could be possible

When Porsche unveiled the Mission E Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, many have been left excited by the prospect of seeing and driving the carmaker’s first all-electric sports car. But, would sports car buyers still be excited to get a piece of the production version of the Mission E when it finally arrives in 2019?

It seems Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume is confident that the Mission E would attract a good number of buyers. As for the figure, Blume told Automobilwoche that he expects a huge demand for Porsche’s first all-electric pegged at a “calculated” number of 20,000 examples.

That would mean that the Mission E would be nearly as popular and nearly as sensational as Porsche’s best-seller – the 911. In 2015, Porsche delivers over 31,000 units of the 911 around the world, over 8,000 examples of which were turned over to their new owners in the United States. Delivering 20,000 units of the Mission E worldwide would be an ambitious objective for Porsche, at least for now.

Read the entire article Porsche expects Mission E to be a top-seller, 718 Boxster electric could be possible

Porsche aims to dominate the 2016 New York Auto Show

Three Porsche offerings are slated for their North American premieres at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. This most-awaited event will showcase the Porsche 911 R and the Porsche 718 Boxster, both of which are representations of Porsche's latest interpretation of dynamics and driving pleasure in their respective segments.

The Porsche 911 R offers a naturally aspirated, 500-hp engine mounted in the rear while the Porsche 718 Boxster comes with enhanced chassis and a turbocharged, mid-mounted, flat-four cylinder engine. The latter is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that yields 300 hp.

On the other hand, the Porsche 718 Boxster S is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that delivers 350 hp. The Porsche Macan, which is also ready for its premiere, comes with an efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four-cylinder engine. With a new Macan variant, Porsche is extending its compact SUV roster.

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Porsche marks 20th anniversary of Boxster with release of new 718 Boxster and Boxster S

Porsche goes back to its roots with the new 718 Boxster and Boxter S, all of which are references to the original Boxsters as well as the Porsche 718 sports car. Porsche honors the 20th anniversary of the first Boxster with new and updated versions that boast of more powerful but extremely efficient engines, and handling that builds on the originals.

With the 2-liter and 2.5-liter engines under their hoods, the 718 Boxter and Boxster S, respectively, produces amazing outputs of 300 and 350 hp. Both engines are four-cylinder engines, both of which have been newly engineered and designed by the teams at Porsche.

The Boxster S distinguishes itself with the use of a variable turbine geometry mechanism in its turbocharger. As they are updated versions of the previous Boxters, the New European Driving Cycle certified that these two new engines have better fuel efficiency – they can save 14% more fuel than their predecessors.

Read the entire article Porsche marks 20th anniversary of Boxster with release of new 718 Boxster and Boxster S

Porsche AG revealed that starting 2016, its models will be undergoing changeovers. The first of these changes will be the naming of its two-door mid-engine sports cars as the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman. The 718 numerical designation is a nod to the trailblazing sports car of the same type in 1957.

Both the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman have a number of similarities technically and visually. The Stuttgart-based automaker declares that the two models will later have turbocharged four-cylinder flat engines. The main difference between the two is that the Roadster will be more expensive than the Coupé.

This is the standard practice of the brand like with its 911 models. The two models will be introduced in the market within 2016. Porsche is well-known for its sports cars and the utilization of the four-cylinder concept. This long history is continued with the 718 series.

Read the entire article Porsche brings back ‘718’ name for next-gen Boxster and Cayman

Buyers get added value with the Porsche Boxster GTS as it offers even more power generated by its engines as well as a longer list of standard equipment. It’s the first time for a GTS badge to be attached to an open-top model from the brand.

Porsche Boxster GTS, which was launched in 2014, costs from 71,258 euros (inclusive of VAT). What makes this model a stand-out is a distinct sportiness, which includes the use of prominent lines at the front, clear contours, and air intakes that are very hard to miss due to their size.

It also comes with a set of smoked LED daytime running lights and position lights designed specifically for the GTS. Now offered as standard on this model is a set of Bi-Xenon headlights that operate with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Test Drive - Performance Highlights

Marking the first time for an open-top Porsche model to come with a GTS badge, the Boxster GTS is available with more powerful engines and more equipment offered as standard. Introduced in 2014, the Porsche Boxster GTS has a MSRP of $78,500 in the United States, when equipped with the PDK transmission.

The standard interior uses leather in minimalist black. It is standard for the Boxster and Boxster S to get the three-spoke sports steering wheel.

Two ergonomic switches benefit those who request the optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). If the Sport Chrono Package and PDK options are selected, there would be an extra display on top of the airbag module to indicate if the SPORT, SPORT PLUS and Launch Control functions have been turned on.

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Test Drive: A Supercar in Disguise

Porsche is working hard on the facelifted 911 and on the new Boxster, but the German manufacturer recently introduced the Black Edition for the mentioned vehicles in order to boost its sales for the last time. Just like the other Black Editions, the new 911 Carrera and Boxster models come fitted with plenty of features as standard such as rain sensor, cruise control, Sport Design steering wheel, automatically dimming rear-view mirrors and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module.

The 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera Black Edition uses a 3.4-liter flat engine that produces 350 hp (257 kW) and according to the German carmaker it is offered as a coupe or convertible, with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

You will easily recognize the vehicle when you will see it on the streets as it comes as standard with 20-inch 911 Turbo wheels as well as LED headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+).

Read the entire article 2015 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera and Boxster Black Edition introduced

The 2015 New York Auto Show opened its doors with a German debut, the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder, a purist sports car for those who want to enjoy the most beautiful roads in the world. Just like the previous version, the new Boxster Spyder retains its classic fabric roof, which is still opened and closed by hand, and will be offered only with a manual transmission.

Under the hood, there is a 3.8-liter six-cylinder petrol engine developing 375 hp (276 kW), which can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds. Top speed is limited at 290 km/h or 180 mph. Despite the impressive performances, the NEDC overall fuel consumption amounts to 9.9 l/100 km.

Furthermore, the Boxster Spyder features a firm sports suspension which brings it 20 mm closer to the ground, while the brakes are taken from the 911 Carrera. When it comes to design, the vehicle shows stylish elements that recall the legendary sports and race cars from Porsche.

Read the entire article 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder introduced at 2015 New York Auto Show

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.

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

Rumors about an entry-level version of the Porsche Boxster are not new and it appears that they will become reality. Although the model wasn’t officially introduced, Porsche Belgium website is already showing the vehicle together with specs, price and photos.

What’s more interesting is that the vehicle doesn’t get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and comes with a detuned version of the current 2.7-liter flat-six engine used by the standard model.

As we said, the engine was detuned from 265 hp (195 kW) to just 211 hp (155 kW) and 280 Nm of torque. When equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds, while top speed is 245 km/h or 152 mph.

Read the entire article Did Porsche Belgium revealed the entry-level Boxster with 211 hp?

Porsche is planning to consolidate output of its Boxster and Cayman sports cars at its main plant in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart after deciding to use parent Volkswagen Group's Osnabrueck site as an overflow facility for Cayenne production. Starting next summer, VW’s Osnabrueck site will produce 20,000 Cayennes annually to relieve pressure on Porsche's Leipzig site.

The Osnabrueck site currently produces some Boxster models when the Zuffenhausen plant is overloaded. According to Porsche, it will make over EUR400 million ($546 million) in investment at Zuffenhausen, which also builds the 911 and 918, to pave way for additional Boxster and Cayman production.

Uwe Hueck, chief of Porsche's works council, said in a statement that all two-door Porsche models will be built at the carmaker’s Zuffenhausen site in the future.

Read the entire article Porsche wants to consolidate output Boxster and Cayman at Zuffenhausen site

Porsche Exclusive unveiled today another masterpiece, this time based on the Boxster S. The new vehicle comes with a Riviera Blue exterior color but is also equipped with the new SportDesign package.

In addition, the special Boxster S is equipped with a Sport chassis which lowers the height by 20 mm, rear side air intale grilles painted in black, exterior mirror lower trims painted in black, black headlight cleaning system covers, model designation on doors in black and new alloy wheels partially painted in black.

The interior package and centre console trim are offered in brushed aluminum. The Riviera Blue colour is found on the sport bucket seats, which make the vehicle look really special.

Read the entire article Porsche Exclusive debuts special Boxster S in Riviera Blue

Porsche has just introduced the Cayman GTS, which is the most powerful model of the entry-level coupe, but it appears that the German manufacturer is still considering a hardcore version of its sports car. Dubbed Cayman GT4, the new Porsche will arrive in the next three years and it will be more powerful but also more expensive as it will be comparable to the 911 GT3.

The GT3 currently costs $125,000 but according to our sources the new coupe will bring many features found on the more powerful model. As a result, the Porsche Cayman GT4 will come with a transmission similar to the modified PDK found on the GT3.

The engine that will power this model remains the big question mark because if everything goes well at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, the new Cayman GT4 will receive four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Read the entire article Porsche will debut new Cayman GT4, Boxster RS Spyder within three years

The new four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will not just improve their fuel economy but also allow them to handle and brake more efficiently. Porsche is following the auto industry’s trend in trimming engine size. The offering of new four-cylinder engines also marks a return to its roots. The German sports car maker offered a flat-four engine from 1938 to the mid 1970s.

Porsche also offered inline four-cylinder engines into the 1990s. The new engine being prepared for the Boxster and Cayman will be based on Porsche's classic six-cylinder engines. They will also be part of a modular engine strategy – which entails using common manufacturing lines with the four- and six-cylinder engines sharing many parts, resulting to lesser cost and complexity.

“We will continue with the downsizing strategy and develop a new four-cylinder boxer engine, which will see service in the next-generation Boxster and Cayman,” Porsche chief executive Matthias Muller told Auto Motor und Sport magazine in an interview. “We will not separate ourselves from efforts to reduce carbon dioxide.” Muller suggested that the new four-cylinder boxer engine would provide “up to 395 hp.”

Read the entire article Porsche Cayman, Boxster will get 4-cylinder engines that will improve handling and braking

Porsche revealed today two new versions of its entry-level models, the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. As expected, the new vehicles promise to set new benchmarks, in terms of sportiness, in their segment. For those who don’t know, GTS stands for Gran Turismo Sport and this badge is carried since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963.

Both models are using the the 3.4-litre engines from the Boxster S and Cayman S and thanks to optimized fine tuning, the power was increased by 15 hp (11 kW). As a result, the Boxster GTS now has an output of 330 hp (243 kW), whilst the Cayman GTS delivers 340 hp (250 kW). Meanwhile, torque increased by 10 Nm in each model.

Using the optional Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) and the active Sport Plus button, the Boxster GTS sprints from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while the Cayman GTS is a tenth of a second faster. Regarding the top speed, the Boxster GTS achieves a speed of 281 km/h (174 mph), while the Cayman GTS gas a top speed of 285 km/h or 177 mph.

Read the entire article Porsche introduces Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS high-performance models

If you want your Porsche 981 Boxster personalized, then you might want to take a look at what the TECHART individualization program offers. TECHART provides a wide range of refinement options from light alloy and forged wheels. It offers exclusive exterior and interior styling packages via the customized and handmade TECHART interior work.

Porsche Boxster’s appearance is made even sportier with the 21-inch original TECHART wheels. TECHART offers outstanding quality and design whether it’s referring to the classically purist five spoke design of the TECHART Formula light alloy wheels or the dynamic double spoke design of the Formula III forged wheels.

Your car can be unique when it’s equipped with the TECHART wheel design in combination with the TECHART twin tailpipes made of polished stainless steel in a classic rounded design and the individually colored exterior packages.

Read the entire article Techart upgrades the 2013 Porsche Boxster

Production of the Porsche Boxster has started at the Osnabrück plant owned by Volkswagen. Those who attended the official ceremony on the production line include Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn (Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft), David McAllister (Minister-President of Lower Saxony), and Matthias Müller (Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG).

Last August, Volkswagen and Porsche completed the formation of an integrated automotive group. This meant that they could already significantly intensify their cooperation.

Other major personalities who witnessed the first Porsche Boxster as it rolled off the Osnabrück production line include Boris Pistorius, Mayor of Osnabrück, Hubert Waltl, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for Production and Logistics, and Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Board of Management of Production and Logistics, Porsche AG.

Read the entire article Production of the Porsche Boxster has started at Vw’s Osnabrück plant

The 2013 Porsche Boxster is more efficient than the outgoing model, according to the latest EPA fuel-economy ratings released. So far, just the ratings for the base model have come out. Those for the latest Boxster S, which has a larger version of the base car’s engine, haven’t been announced yet. The new mid-engine roadster was redesigned to make it lighter by 55 pounds.

And instead of the 2.9-liter flat-six engine, it is now powered by an all-new 2.7-liter unit. As a result, the Boxster has improved its fuel efficiency, whether it’s the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or the six-speed manual.

The PDK-equipped 2013 Boxster has a rating of 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway, representing increases of 2 and 3 mpg, respectively, compared to last year’s.

Read the entire article 2013 Porsche Boxster rated by EPA at 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg in the city

Electric vehicles are not included in Porsche’s current strategy, prompting many observers to ask what the holdup is. Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz, who was at the 33rd Vienna Motor Symposium, had talked about diesel powerplants but said that pure electric vehicles are “not even close to series production with the current battery technology.”

This contradicts Porsche’s previous statement about testing the electric Boxster prototypes. It’s likely that Porsche isn’t satisfied with the results.

Hatz said that internal combustion engines will continue to dominate in the foreseeable future and that the diesel is a firm part of the VW Group’s current strategy.

Read the entire article Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz hints at a diesel-powered Boxster
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