2012 Porsche Boxster

There are two ways of looking at the Boxster. The first says that there have already been several incarnations since the roadster was first unveiled to a delighted audience at the Detroit Auto Show back in 1993. But the other, more genuine argument is that this 2012 Porsche Boxster is the first time buyers have been offered a genuinely new model. It's groundbreaking fresh, both in body and engineering.

2012 Porsche Boxster

There are two ways of looking at the Boxster. The first says that there have already been several incarnations since the roadster was first unveiled to a delighted audience at the Detroit Auto Show back in 1993.

But the other, more genuine argument is that this 2012 Porsche Boxster is the first time buyers have been offered a genuinely new model. It's groundbreaking fresh, both in body and engineering.

With a style that still instantly shouts Boxster, the cabin has been moved forward, the windscreen raked back and the side profile changed so that it looks like a couple of recent exotic Porsches, the Carrera GT and the 918. It's a brilliant result that immediately makes the early Boxster look very dated indeed.

For some time the Boxster S has had a 3.4-litre engine with efficient direct injection, whereas the Boxster's was a 2.9-litre with the previous technology. Now the Boxster gets an upgrade to direct injection too, going a little smaller at the same time, down to 2.7-litres but gaining 7kW to 195kW. That's more than the original Boxster S.

 

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