The third-generation 2012 Porsche Boxster was spy photographed

The third-generation 2012 Porsche Boxster was spy photographed

Codenamed 991, the next generation of the 911 series seems to be among the models which are currently tested by Porsche these days. Thus, the latest spy photos reveal a different model tested by the Stuttgart-based sports car maker, mainly a Boxster. Following the typical Porsche fashion, the pictures show that the third generation Boxster's styling is going to be an evolution of the second generation model, which in its turn represented the evolution of the original drop top which had its debut in 1996. Some styling influences from the Panamera are expected to be seen at both ends of the car and in the cabin, also. Looking at the photos, we notice that the prototype maintains the electrically operated cloth top from the current version and the 2012 Boxster is going to ride on a modified version of the new chassis underpinning the upcoming 991, despite the evolutionary design. The passenger and luggage space will be improved by the overall length and its wheelbase, without increasing the weight, as the new Porsche Boxster is planned to be marginally lighter than the current model. As far as the engine range is concerned, it will include a newer version of Porsche's flat-six in both the standard and S models, featuring fuel economy figures, as well as improved performance. However, some rumors say that the German company is working on the development of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This engine is to be eventually offered in both the Cayman's replacement and the next Boxster. It is still unknown whether the German carmaker will choose the Frankfurt Motor Show in September or the 2012 Detroit Motor Show next January for the international debut of the third generation Boxster model.
Source: Carscoop


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