Porsche Centres throughout the UK and Ireland will start to offer the new Boxster this weekend, providing fans a new generation of the benchmark roadster. The new Boxster has an all-new lightweight body, new flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a totally revised chassis and evolutionary styling. The Porsche Boxster is the definition of an ideal open-top sports car.
The key to its lasting appeal is the mid-engined layout that produces brilliant poise and balance as well as accurate, responsive handling. The new car is significantly more stable and agile with its weight dropped by up to 35kg, a 60mm longer wheelbase, a wider track on the front and rear axles, and bigger wheels and tires. The new Boxster S, which was equipped with optimal driving dynamics, can finish a lap at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7:58 minutes -- 12 seconds quicker than its predecessor.
It’s clear that these attributes result in the new Boxster offering having an advanced performance level and delivering up to 15% higher fuel efficiency aside from its added new features. The new Boxster comes with a distinct roadster styling that marks the one-of-a-kind driving experience available with shorter front and rear overhangs, a considerably forward-shifted windscreen, and a lowered roofline.
These give the Boxster a stance that’s expressive and purposeful. The new Boxster’s appearance takes inspiration from the well-known lineage and contemporary Porsche models.
Powering the Porsche Boxster is a choice of fascinating flat-six engines with direct petrol injection. The mid-mounted power unit used in the Boxster produces 265 hp (195 kW) from a 2.7 litre displacement, which is 10hp higher than its bigger capacity 2.9-litre predecessor.
It is based on the 3.4-litre engine of the Boxster S. It offers 315 hp (232 kW), or about 5 hp more than ever. These two models have a manual six-speed gearbox as standard. The seven-speed dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) is offered as an option. New Boxster is priced from £37,589, Boxster S from £45,384.