Currently reading: New Porsche Boxster: latest pics
Development on new Boxster continues; due to be launched within the next 12 months
Autocar
News
2 mins read
30 April 2010

These are the latest spy pictures of the next-generation Porsche Boxster undergoing testing and development work.

Work on the Boxster is now at an advanced stage; the test car is sporting less camouflage than in previous spy pictures and our spy photographer noted that work on the rear of the car, particularly the diffuser, appears nearly complete.

See the new Porsche Boxster in action

The new Boxster, due to be launched within the next 12 months, will be longer and wider than the current model in order to make room for a new entry-level ‘baby Boxster’ based on the Audi R4 and VW Bluesport.

The larger dimensions will boost interior space and high-speed stability. The front-end will also undergo styling modifications to increase the Boxster's pedestrian impact safety protection.

Extensive aerodynamic work should ensure the new Boxster is the cleanest, most efficient Porsche ever. Like the forthcoming new 911, every panel in the Boxster is expected to be brand new, as well as being lighter than the part it replaces to keep weight to a minimum.

The next Boxster will also be a showcase for Porsche’s downsized petrol engines as it bids to cut its overall CO2 fleet emissions. Boxster model line director Hans-Jurgen Wohler told Autocar earlier this year that a four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged three-cylinder engine were under consideration for the car.

“A Boxster with a four-cylinder engine, or maybe even a three-cylinder turbo, could produce between 180bhp and 200bhp and emit just 180g/km of CO2,” said Wohler. “Given the Boxster’s history — that it started with a 200bhp, 2.5-litre engine — I think this is possibly something that customers could accept.

“We are under a great deal of pressure from the EU law makers to reduce emissions, but we don’t know yet how much we’ll have to come down by,” he added.

Pics: CarPix

See all the latest Porsche Boxster reviews, news and video

Advertisement
Advertisement

Find an Autocar review

Join the debate

Comments
16
Add a comment…
Rover P6 3500S 30 April 2010

Re: New Porsche Boxster: latest pics

SandyCR wrote:

Rover P6 3500S wrote:
No, but hairdressers tend to buy a certain type of car which then acquire an image which hardcore enthusiasts tend to want to avoid.

Dangerous sentiments as in my experience top level bankers and hedgies seem to "buy a certain type of car" namely 599s, DBSs, Gallados and the like. And if my social antenae is working they are now the most despised subspecies of british society. Ditto premiership footballers, Simon Cowell and the like. Doubt if "hardcore enthusiasts" will be turning their noses up at such things.

If we started judging cars by who bought them I very much doubt we'd buy anything. Never forget there is only one qualification required to buy a Veyron, a Fiesta or a Learjet - having enough money, nothing to do with knowledge or "taste" Confirmed by the last time I was in a Ferrari main dealer and a large chap was collecting his 599 sporting a red ferrari baseball cap and matching red ferrari trainers. Even that affront to my eyes hasn't made me think any less of a 599!

Well, I wouldn't have a 599 or a Veyron even if I was paid to have one. Hideous, soulless cars. A DBS or a Gallardo? Maybe... but I'd want my DBS stripped of the skirts and intakes and whatnot, taken back to the purity of line which the DB9 has... and I'd be seriously put off owning a car if a banker or footballer owned one (I have plenty of both in my neck of the woods).

Howey 30 April 2010

Re: New Porsche Boxster: latest pics

SandyCR wrote:
Confirmed by the last time I was in a Ferrari main dealer and a large chap was collecting his 599 sporting a red ferrari baseball cap and matching red ferrari trainers. Even that affront to my eyes hasn't made me think any less of a 599!
at least he could actually afford the car, not as sad as people dressed head to to in ferrari gear who dont drive a ferrari.....

SandyCR 30 April 2010

Re: New Porsche Boxster: latest pics

Rover P6 3500S wrote:
No, but hairdressers tend to buy a certain type of car which then acquire an image which hardcore enthusiasts tend to want to avoid.

Dangerous sentiments as in my experience top level bankers and hedgies seem to "buy a certain type of car" namely 599s, DBSs, Gallados and the like. And if my social antenae is working they are now the most despised subspecies of british society. Ditto premiership footballers, Simon Cowell and the like. Doubt if "hardcore enthusiasts" will be turning their noses up at such things.

If we started judging cars by who bought them I very much doubt we'd buy anything. Never forget there is only one qualification required to buy a Veyron, a Fiesta or a Learjet - having enough money, nothing to do with knowledge or "taste" Confirmed by the last time I was in a Ferrari main dealer and a large chap was collecting his 599 sporting a red ferrari baseball cap and matching red ferrari trainers. Even that affront to my eyes hasn't made me think any less of a 599!

Find an Autocar car review