Porsche has released a video of the new Boxster, displayed in public for the first time during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The mid-mounted sports car from Zuffenhausen has a strong stylistic personality, more defined than the previous version, somewhat inspired by the iconic Carrera GT. Under the hood lies a six-cylinder boxer engine with either a 2.7-litre unit with direct injection and the more powerful 3.4-litre for its S variant.
The base model develops 10hp more than the previous version, now up to 265hp; while the sportier one delivers 315hp. Both versions are equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission although a seven-speed automatic PDK dual-clutch gearbox is available on request.
The new Boxster, with a lighter overall weight, can cover the 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, 5 seconds flat for the S. Fuel consumption is claimed at 7.7 l/100Km for the 2.7 litre. The 3.4-litre, however, consumes an average of 8 litres per 100 km.