Porsche has released the first official photos and details on the re-designed 2013 Boxster on the heels of the Detroit debut of the 911 Cabriolet and ahead of the Boxster’s first public appearance in Geneva.
According to Porsche, the new aluminum-bodied Boxster is not only wearing new skin reminiscent of past exotics (especially th Carrera GT) and looking a bit more gown-up, but is also 15 percent more fuel effecient than previous models. The new Boxster boasts increased dimensions in wheelbase and width, coupled with enhancing the Boxster’s already incredible handling.
The new base Boxster loses 200cc’s of displacement but gains 10 horsepower, bringing the 2.7L direct-injected flat 6′s total to 265 horsepower. The Boxster S’ 3.4L unit gets a slight bump to 315 horses. Both models come standard with one of Porsche’s fine-shifitng 6-speed manuals with the option of going with the 7-speed dual clutch PDK.
Acceleration times? Well, the factory’s numbers (which are notoriously conservative) say the Boxster will sprint to 60 in 5.4 seconds and the S will do the same in 4.7 seconds.
All this fun doesn’t come cheap, however. The 2013 Boxster will base at $49,500 with the Boxster S demanding $60,900 (plus a $950 destination fee for either one).