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    Thread: 2013 Porsche Boxster Completely Undisguised

    1. Member Hawk's Avatar
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      01-11-2012 05:58 PM #1
      The redesigned 2013 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S go on sale in U.S. in mid-summer, with new sheet metal and more powerful engines. Stickers in the U.S. will start at $50,450 for the Boxster and $61,850 for the Boxster S. Prices include a $950 shipping charge.

      Porsche said the third-generation models will be powered by direct-injection flat-6 engines that can be coupled with either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or the PDK seven-speed double-clutch gearbox.

      The standard 2013 Boxster gets a 2.7-liter flat-6 to replace the previous 2.9-liter unit, with output rising from 255 to 261 horsepower. Output on the 3.4-liter six in the Boxster S is nudged slightly from 310 to 311 hp. Porsche says the standard Boxster will accelerate from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds, while the Boxster S will perform the same function in 4.7 seconds. The optional Sport Chrono package provides even better performance and driving dynamics.

      A start-stop system and other tweaks also mean the engines will deliver up to 15 percent better fuel economy.

      The 2013 Boxster gets new sheet metal, a new power-operated top that stows neatly behind the seats and a revised cockpit with more space for driver and passenger.

      The chassis has been redesigned, and the car features lower weight, a longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels, as well as a new electromechanical power steering system.






















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      01-11-2012 06:03 PM #2
      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.

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      01-11-2012 06:05 PM #3
      It looks fantastic. Now let's fast forward to the Spyder version, plz.

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      01-11-2012 06:08 PM #4
      Now I'll just to wait for it to depreciate for 6 years before I can afford one.. LOL

    5. 01-11-2012 06:08 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.
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      01-11-2012 06:10 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
      That door handle is horrible. I wish they would've used a flap-style integrated into the crease.
      That's something I seriously would have never noticed.... but now it's the first thing I see in any picture.

    7. 01-11-2012 06:11 PM #7
      I like this Boxster. Ive never been a fan, so this surprises me.
      The design has matured I think.
      The headlights are a bit squarer, the spoiler at the rear looks good, interior is good.
      Good job overall I think.
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      01-11-2012 06:13 PM #8
      looks good.

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      01-11-2012 06:13 PM #9
      The crease in the tail light bothers me a little but overall a fantastic looking car.

    10. 01-11-2012 06:13 PM #10
      Now THAT is STUNNING. Love the aggressive air inlet behind the doors and the sculpted rear fenders/bumper. Looks so much more aggressive than ever.

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      01-11-2012 06:15 PM #11
      am I the only one who at first glance thought "F430" for the first pic?

      don't like the colour, door handles as mentioned by others are silly, and I also don't like the plastic bottom section of the side view mirrors...

      now lets see some cayman renderings
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      01-11-2012 06:16 PM #12
      holy friggen door handle glad im not the only one that noticed them...headlight shape is rather awkward as well
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      01-11-2012 06:25 PM #14
      I like it. I am happy with my car but I would be even happier with this 2012 version.

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      01-11-2012 06:30 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      am I the only one who at first glance thought "F430" for the first pic?
      I see the 599.

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      01-11-2012 06:30 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Deltac View Post
      Now lets see some cayman renderings
      Who's good with photoshop? Shouldn't be too hard to turn this into a Cayman? Will anyone accept the challenge?


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      01-11-2012 06:31 PM #17
      I think it looks great other than the aforementioned door handles, I mean ban hawc.
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      01-11-2012 06:36 PM #18
      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.


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      01-11-2012 06:37 PM #19
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      01-11-2012 06:42 PM #20
      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.

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      01-11-2012 06:43 PM #21
      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.

      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:

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      01-11-2012 06:46 PM #22
      Front looks like Ferrari 599. Not a big fan of the headlights.

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      01-11-2012 06:47 PM #23
      It looks good enough, even with a couple warts.

      I want to know how it drives.

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      01-11-2012 06:48 PM #24
      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?
      Yes. 2009.

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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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    30. 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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    33. 01-11-2012 07:06 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by a2a4raddo View Post
      looks good.
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