The all-new third-generation Porsche Boxster has been spied completely undisguised on a marketing shoot in the US a full five months ahead of its planned public debut.
The pictures reveal a much greater styling leap than had been expected for Porsche’s mid-engined roadster, which will be revealed at the Geneva motor show next March and hit UK showrooms in June.
The new Boxster, spied here in its sportier Boxster S guise, gets all-new, predominately aluminium bodywork and a new lightweight fabric roof. The doors feature deep, heavily sculpted air intakes, while the front-end gets sharper headlights and a treatment for the grille similar to that seen on the new 911. More pronounced arches feature at the rear alongside new LED lights and a muscular rear bumper.
Sitting on a new architecture that mixes steel and aluminium and includes a front-end shared with the new 911, the latest Boxster will grow in size over its predecessor to make space in the Porsche range for a smaller, entry-level mid-engined roadster called 550 Spyder. But despite its increased dimensions, the new Boxster will be lighter than the car it replaces.