Never before in the history of the Porsche Boxster was a change of generation so comprehensive. The open-top two-seater car is being marketed with a completely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis. Considerably lower weight, longer wheelbase, a wider track and larger wheels significantly enhance yet further the mid-engine sports car’s driving dynamics, already far and away the best in its class, supported by the new electro-mechanical power steering. The new Boxsters boast superior performance and are also up to 15 per cent more fuel-efficient. Depending on model, they get by with significantly less than eight liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. Continue reading ‘2013 Porsche Boxster & Boxster S’
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The two Boxster E prototypes which Porsche showed off at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin last week have proved to be a real attraction to the public. At this forum for sustainable mobility, which was staged for the eleventh time this year, representatives from politics, industry, trade and research discussed the environmentally-friendly mobility and vehicle concepts of the future. The trips in the electric Boxsters were in particular demand amongst the expert audience. On a sporty circuit, the vehicles demonstrated that a Boxster with electric drive still remains a genuine Porsche in terms of driving dynamics. In the wake of the GT3 R Hybrid, 918 Spyder and 918 RSR, the Boxster E is yet another sports car concept exhibiting the brand’s characteristic combination of research and driving pleasure. Continue reading ‘Boxster E prototypes at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin’
With the rollout of the first of three purely electric-powered Boxster I started the Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, now a practical test in the context of large-scale test “model region electromobility Region Stuttgart”. Together with the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Stefan Mappus, put Matthias Müller, CEO of Porsche AG, the first near-silent feet with a sporty research vehicle in front of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart back. Continue reading ‘Porsche launches field tests with Boxster E’
The Porsche Boxster model line has a new luxurious top model in addition to the sporty Boxster Spyder: The Boxster S Black Edition limited to 987 cars. With its 320 hp – ten hp more than the Boxster S – this edition offers a substantially larger range of standard equipment and exclusive special options, all at a very attractive price. The new mid-engined sports car is black all over: Black body, black hood, and black 19 inch Boxster Spyder wheels accentuate the muscular appearance of the top roadster. The Boxster S Black Edition will be launched in March 2011, and in Germany is priced at 63,404 euro including VAT and country-specific equipment. Continue reading ‘Boxster S Black Edition with 320hp’
Renowned US specialist journal “Car and Driver” has awarded the Porsche Boxster Spyder the title “best-handling car in America”. Thanks to its outstanding handling characteristics, the open-top mid-engine sports car from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, asserted itself against six high-class competitors during the test drives at the Waterford Hills race circuit in Michigan. The top model in the Boxster series particularly impressed the experienced testers with its well-balanced chassis, its precise steering and its predictability, especially at the handling limits. Continue reading ‘Car and Driver votes Porsche Boxster Spyder as the “best-handling car in America” title’
My phone rang on an early Saturday morning interrupting my oatmeal consumption. It was my father-in-law, Michael, and therefore I promptly ignored it. It rang again two minutes later, same number, and sensing urgency I answered. In a very excided way Michael begun describing that this mechanic in town which he goes to twice per year has this great Porsche for sale. (continue reading…)
The best-handling Porsche is also the most brazenly handsome.
Porsche icons don’t die, they just develop carburetor trouble. Media types attending the Boxster Spyder launch near Monterey, California, got rides in an original 1950s Porsche 550 Spyder—until it broke down. So we drove the new Spyder three hours south to desolate Cholame, close by the marker where James Dean died in 1955 at the wheel of his own 550 Spyder. That was cheerful. (continue reading…)
The 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder Road Test Video features what could be the finest driving Porsche available.