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2012 Porsche Boxster Offers Sneak Peek 31
Posted by Alex Ion in 981, Automotive News, Boxster, porsche on 05 31st, 2011

Here we have for an early peek on the upcoming 2012 Porsche Boxster model. The much anticipated Boxster, or the Boxster 981, comes with a completely innovative design and engine technologies. The 981 will sport a unique cab-forward design to have better recognition of the model from the former 911.

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The new Boxster will sport vital statistics that ad 60 mm (2.36 inches) at the wheelbase and 37 mm (1.46 inches) in total length, while the height loses 10 mm (0.39 inches) and the front overhang is reduced by 25 mm (0.98 inches). The two seater’s compartment will provide more legroom, 18 mm (0.70 inches).

The Boxster 981 will appear different with more panache on front and rear fascias, with its own freshly designed headlamps and taillights, a new side air intake design and a steeper windscreen. The most distinguishing feature of this Porsche model will be its flat-four powertrain that will integrate engines of the next Boxster and Cayman models.

The four-cylinder unit will displace 2.5 liters and feature a larger bore than on the current 2.7 liter engine. The 2.5 liter will be twin-turbocharged up to around the 360 bhp (268 kW / 365 PS) and 347 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque mark.

The 981 Boxster is said to be set for officially debut in time for the Detroit Auto Show scheduled for January 2012.

(Via WCF)