The third generation of Porsche's roadster model has landed in UK showrooms with on-the-road prices starting from £37,589 for the 262bhp Boxster and from £45,384 for the 311bhp Boxster S.
Among other highlights, the new Boxster is up to 35kg (77 pounds) lighter and sports a 60mm (2.4 inches) longer wheelbase, widened track on the front and rear axles, and larger wheels than model it replaces.
The base Boxster is powered a mid-mounted, 2.7-liter flat-six delivering 262bhp (265PS). When fitted with the PDK dual-clutch transmission and Sport Chrono Package option, it completes the 0-62mph sprint in 5.5 seconds, while returning a combined fuel economy of 36.7mpg UK, and emissions of 180g/km CO2.
Standard features include an Alcantara interior, 18-inch alloy wheels, Auto stop/start and Sports mode, remote control hood operation, audio CD with 7-inch colour touch-screen control, and MP3 connectivity.
The sportier Boxster S features a 3.4-liter flat-six that delivers 311bhp (315PS), with the PDK version going from zero to 60mph in 4.8 seconds, and returning 35.3mpg UK combined with CO2 emissions of 188g/km.
According to Porsche, the new Boxster S with PDK laps the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7:58 minutes, or 12 seconds faster than its predecessor.
The Boxster S' equipment builds on the standard model adding 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior and Bi-Xenon headlights.