2013 Porsche Boxster S review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 4 June 2012 , 19:06:28 byAlina

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Porsche Boxster S

Porsche developed the Boxster S, the heaviest sports car in its class. The new look is fresh, upscale and quite interesting. Lately it seems that most of the luxury convertible carmakers use electrically operated hardtops, but Porsche is not the case. Even if the folding soft top remains, it has been completely redesigned with an even larger heated glass window and acoustic absorption. The whole mechanism opens or closes automatically in less than 9 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph. Under the hood it hides direct-injected 3.4-liter flat-six capable of developing 315 horsepower and 266 lb. ft. of torque. The carmaker offers as standard a 6-speed manual transmission and as optional the 7-speed dual-clutch PDK to send the power to the back wheels. The Boxster S equipped with PDK is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 173 mph. During different tests the handling of the car was observed to be quite incredible even at high speeds. Previous-generation models were twitchy at the limit and they would rotate quite around their axis, but the new model is more stable. The automated dual-clutch transmission is one of the best in the industry and Porsche has improved it even further for the new Boxster. Under heavy braking it drops gears very fast. It seems that the third-generation Boxster S will lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in 7.58 minutes and this means it will be 12 seconds faster than it predecessor equipped the same. Fortunately so far, the 2013 Porsche Boxster S is the best sports car the carmaker has developed so far, but the situation might change when the new Cayman will be introduced.