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    Thread: 2013 Porsche Boxster Completely Undisguised

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      01-11-2012 06:50 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm surprised people are complaining about the door handles but not the production cost savings of that line running through the rear fender behind the door handle. Making that rear section two pieces instead of one is not something done on either the 986 or 987 and to me shows a little bit of cheapness on Porsche's part.
      If it was me, I would have tucked it up underneath that crease with an upside down style C3 'vette style handle or something similar to the lift gate on the B5.5 Passat. People shave door handles on Kustom cars for a reason, sometimes they detract from beautiful lines. Also, it looks like they kind of stick out a slight bit. Could there also be an aero benefit to tucking it in the crease?

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      01-11-2012 06:52 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      I don't think that vent is very easy to make in one huge fender piece without it being crazy expensive. Which in turn would be an extremely expensive repair for the consumer, so I think that's a good thing for the consumer that it's 2 pieces.

      Compare that vent to this sad little vent, just stamped into the side of the fender:
      You bring up a good point. The rear fender of the Boxster is a HUGE piece of metal. A side impact would be not only exceedingly difficult to repair but would be incredibly expensive as well. As for the small vent it is easy to detail and keep clean. Though I adore the larger new vent I wonder how much of it is actually functional. The intake on the Boxster engine is right near the top and it's actually not that large.

      What I did notice in this 2012 model is the new tail lights with a crease in them. Different yet cool.
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      01-11-2012 06:55 PM #28
      According to Auto Motor und Sport, Porsche is going to have a 981 microsite up this week. Seems we'll be able to build one very soon.

      I'm a bit surprised that they're reporting the base Boxster is only going to make 10hp more than the current one. Here's hoping other mechanical improvements make this more than just a new face.

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      01-11-2012 06:55 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      If it was me, I would have tucked it up underneath that crease with an upside down style C3 'vette style handle or something similar to the lift gate on the B5.5 Passat. People shave door handles on Kustom cars for a reason, sometimes they detract from beautiful lines.

      Also, it looks like they kind of stick out a slight bit. Could there also be an aero benefit to tucking it in the crease?
      No. The benefit is in women not being able to easily break their fingernails off . That's one of the big reasons why car door handles have changed over the years.

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      01-11-2012 06:58 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Who's good with photoshop? Shouldn't be too hard to turn this into a Cayman? Will anyone accept the challenge?

      Hey... I'm pretty good with it... Also added some speed lines for artistic purposes.

      Here you go...


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      01-11-2012 07:00 PM #31
      This is the 2013 model. Thread title needs changing.
      Also I thought Porsche was going with 4 cylinder turbos. That was the info going around last week.

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      01-11-2012 07:01 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      According to Auto Motor und Sport, Porsche is going to have a 981 microsite up this week. Seems we'll be able to build one very soon.

      I'm a bit surprised that they're reporting the base Boxster is only going to make 10hp more than the current one. Here's hoping other mechanical improvements make this more than just a new face.
      Though the horsepower goes up by 10 I'm wondering if the other improvements are in emissions, fuel economy, and other engineering tweaks.

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      01-11-2012 07:06 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      looks good.
      This.

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      01-11-2012 07:13 PM #34
      Me likey
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      01-11-2012 07:14 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Here you go...
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      01-11-2012 07:14 PM #36
      Looks awesome.

    12. 01-11-2012 07:15 PM #37
      The designer must have been a fan of the TPC Cayman



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      01-11-2012 07:21 PM #38
      The front end is really getting there, much better than the previous ones, very 911 like

      The back, still not so much

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      01-11-2012 07:27 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      The front end is much better than the previous ones, very 911 like.
      The front end has never been LESS 911.

      986 to 996 they were the same.

      987 to 997 they were both very close

      981 to 991 one has square edged headlights while the others are oval.

      This is the least 911 looking Boxster front end ever.

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      01-11-2012 07:35 PM #40
      Looks great.

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      01-11-2012 07:57 PM #41
      Last edited by omoderncultureo; 01-11-2012 at 08:32 PM.

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      01-11-2012 08:00 PM #42
      6" longer in wheelbase, and 4" wider in the front track. Holy cow!!!

      Looks great. Typical Porsche evolution in styling. Well executed.

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      01-11-2012 08:03 PM #43
      I love it!

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      01-11-2012 08:14 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Honest question here - did Porsche ever fix the Boxster engine seizure problem, and if so, during what model year? I looked at a Boxster S last month when my wife and I were shopping for a new car but got a little worried when he mentioned it had a newly replaced (used) engine. The car only had something like 45,000 miles on it and was already on its second engine. I read up and found that it's seemingly rare for any Boxster to go over 100K miles without engine failure, and some failing under 50K like the one I looked at. I dearly love everything I know about the Boxster except for the possibility of a $15,000 engine failure every 50K miles.
      In 2009 the Boxster S received the 9A1 series of engines which no longer contained an IMS. The IMS bearing is the part that caused the M96/M97 series engines to go boom. The base Boxster never received the 9A1 and continues to soldier forward with the M97 series engine.

      The 2013 looks great, it's evolutionary but at the same time really distinguishes itself from previous Boxster's. Maybe in 5-7 years I'll be able to shop for one
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      01-11-2012 08:20 PM #45
      while i like it, i sat in a panamera the other day and was struck at how tiny all the buttons are. it was all intuitive, and well made, but everything was tiny

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      01-11-2012 08:20 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike0105 View Post
      The 2013 looks great, it's evolutionary but at the same time really distinguishes itself from previous Boxster's. Maybe in 5-7 years I'll be able to shop for one
      Mike
      I'll sell you my 2007 Cayman next year.

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      01-11-2012 08:22 PM #47
      I like it quite a bit, nice differentiation from the 911. Looks more muscular than before.

      For some wierd reason the front 1/4 view reminds me of the MR2 roadster, shape of the headlights I think:



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      01-11-2012 08:25 PM #48
      I like it. I was skeptical when I saw spy shots / renders with that spoiler because it looked like it was going to be a body piece that overlapped them. Now that I see that the light itself is molded into the spoiler shape, I kind of dig it.

      I wonder if the Cayman profile will differ much from the current model; I always found it to be a little awkward.
      I like things with two wheels and things with four wheels.

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      01-11-2012 08:27 PM #49
      Curious how much design language it borrows from the 918.




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      01-11-2012 08:30 PM #50
      Man, that's stunning!!!

      Best Boxster to date.
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