Showing posts in the category of Porsche Boxster

Can Old Tuned Mazda MX-5 Beat New Stock Porsche Boxster on the Circuit?


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Remember Mat Watson’s experiment with the 16-year-old Mazda MX-5 tuned with performance parts worth £4,000 in order to make it quicker than a brand new standard Porsche Boxster?

Porsche Creates Lower-Powered 208HP Cayman and Boxster for Belgium and Norway


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As with the Macan SUV, Porsche has quietly begun selling lower-powered versions of the Cayman and Boxster in Belgium and Norway, presumably to comply with local regulations regarding emissions and taxes.

Old Mazda MX-5 Upgraded with £4,000 Tuning Parts to Beat New Porsche Boxster


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The Mazda MX-5’s light body and rear-wheel drive setup make it an ideal car for tuning, as do its low purchase price and good looks. Obviously, the urge to tune a Mazda MX-5 is primarily due to the fact that most standard models are relatively underpowered.

Whatever Engine these Porsche Testers are Running, it Sounds Quite Different…


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The next Porsche Cayman and Boxster models will most likely herald the arrival of new smaller-displacement four-cylinder engines to the range.

Porsche Spied Testing Lightly Facelifted Boxster


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You could say that Porsche is being cheeky and playing games of the "Can you spot the differences?" kind with their prototype Boxster facelift that was nabbed by our spy shooters on public roads.

Porsche Offering Short Leases for Boxsters, Caymans to Sweeten Wait for Macan Customers


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The new Porsche Macan crossover is in such high demand that the entire production slated for the U.S. this year is already sold out. And since customers have to wait more than six months to get their Macans delivered, Porsche Cars North America has figured out a way to keep them happy by offering very short-term leases on Porsche Boxster and Cayman sports cars until their Macans arrive.

Porsche's New Flat Four Turbo Engines Said to be Offered in 1.6, 2.0 and 2.5 Liter Displacements


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The new Macan may have the distinction of offering the first four-cylinder engine in Porsche's range in more than two decades, but the VW Group-sourced 2.0-liter turbo'd unit that is shared with the likes of Seat, Skoda and Audi, is a temporary solution as the Stuttgart carmaker is preparing its very own four-cylinder boxer engines.

How Porsche Fooled Rivals by Disguising a Boxster Prototype into a 911


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We now know that Porsche experimented with a V8 engine in the 911, so the sports car manufacturer has decided to share another secret from the 911’s life. Well, it’s actually more related to the Boxster than the 911, as in the early 1990s, Porsche started testing the layout of the future mid-engined sports car within the body of a 911.

Boxster S in Riviera Blue, Courtesy of Porsche Exclusive


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The Boxster S paid a visit to the Porsche Exclusive customization shop and this is what the German firm's designers came up with for their two-seater roadster. It's not a limited edition model, but rather a showpiece to inspire buyers to design a bespoke version of their own cars.

AE Doubts Cayman and Boxster GTS Are Worth the Price Premium Over S Models


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The GTS versions of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman are the most powerful models from the carmaker’s line of entry-level sports cars, but are they the most fun to drive as well?

Porsche Scooped Testing 4-Cylinder Boxster or Something Else?


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If we only had the pictures to work with, our first thought about what you see here would be that, either Porsche or a higher-end tuner with the cash to afford prototype testing on the Nürburgring, are evaluating the aerodynamic and handling properties of a new version of the Boxster. However, our spies say otherwise.

New Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS in 62 Photos, Plus U.S. Pricing


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If you can swallow the $11,400 premium over the Boxster S (MSRP: $62,100) and Cayman S (MSRP: $63,800), the new GTS versions of Porsche's base roadster and coupe models are the ones to gun for in the series, at least for now and until Porsche cooks up something even more sizzling.

Porsche Boss Confirms 4-Cylinder Boxer with Up to 396HP for Next-Gen Boxster and Cayman


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The next-iteration of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman sports car will receive a four-cylinder boxer engine, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller disclosed. In an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine published on March 20, the executive said future Porsche road cars will receive four-cylinder engines, just like the company’s 919 Hybrid endurance racer.

Porsche’s New Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS Get a 15HP Increase over S Models


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Porsche has released the first details about the new Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS, the most powerful versions of the carmaker’s entry-level models. Compared to the Cayman S and Boxster S models, the new models get an additional 15hp from the 3.4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, which now delivers 326 hp (330PS) in the Boxster GTS and 335 hp (340PS) in the Cayman GTS. Torque has also increased by 10 Nm (7 lb-ft) in each model.

Audi TT vs. Lotus Elise S CR vs. Nissan 370Z Nismo vs. Porsche Boxster vs. Toyota GT86


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Ladies and gents, are you ready to place your bets on which of the following cars will win a drag race at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in England?

Scoop: New Porsche Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS Caught Undisguised


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We first came to learn about the upcoming GTS versions of the related Porsche Cayman coupe and Boxster roadster through a leaked dealer presentation document last September, and now, we can give the first camouflage-free photos of the two models.

Porsche Insider Allegedly Leaks Product Plan Slides


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A set of slides with Porsche's upcoming projects, reportedly sourced from an internal dealer meeting that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, this month, were leaked onto Jalopnik today.

We have not yet independently confirmed their authenticity, but everything revealed in the slides sounds and looks reasonable, though, the appearance of an Autobild magazine render of the Macan, does raise some questions.

Schmidt Revolution Lowers Down and Wheels Up Porsche Boxster Mk3


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Here’s another example of how to give your car a more distinct look and even improve its looks with only a couple of easily reversible upgrades. All you need is a lowering kit, a fresh set of wheels, and you're ready to roll.

This featured package for the third generation Porsche Boxster roadster (enthusiasts know the two-seater by its internal codename 981) comes from Germany's Schmidt Revolution, which first adds 30 mm lowering suspension kit from Eibach.

Porsche Delivers 15,000 "Sports Cars" in May, 5,800 of Which Were 911s, Boxsters and Caymans


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Porsche announced on Thursday that it delivered 15,020 vehicles globally last month, 13 percent more than in the same month last year. This brings the total number of sales for the first five months of the year to 67,261 – up 19 percent compared to January – May 2012.

What’s interesting is that Porsche’s release says deliveries reached 15,000 sports cars in May, which in my view, is a clear abuse of the term "sports car". A closer look reveals that a little over a third of these vehicles were from the 911 and Boxster/Cayman ranges, with the rest comprised of Cayenne SUVs and Panamera saloons (or liftbacks, to be precise).

Fifth Gear's Season 22 Premiere Airs Next Monday, Vicki Fights Jets With a Boxster S


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You wait ages for the new season of a new TV car show and, typically, two come along at the same time. After Top Gear’s premiere on January 27 on BBC, Fifth Gear’s debut episode of the 22nd season will air in a week’s time, on Monday, February 11 on the Discovery Channel.

The first two teasers about one of the first episodes’ stories are now available. They include Vicki Butler-Henderson, a very yellow Porsche Boxster S, an airfield runway and the world’s largest civilian aerobatic display team.