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2013 Porsche Boxster Peak Performance Video 2
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 Porsche Boxster, 2013 Porsche Boxster S, Automotive, porsche, Porsche Boxster, video on 04 2nd, 2012

Have you been itching to check out the new Porsche Boxster in action? Wait no more. Check out the new Peak Performance video of the Boxster making some ‘moves’ on some back roads.

Knowing that the new 2013 Porsche Boxster S is capable of lapping the Nurburgring in 7:58, we can conclude that Porsche is headed in the right direction. Even if you do not agree with the new Boxster’s subtle Panamera-esq front-end design, you cannot argue much against the case of the new Boxster being a true competitive performer.

The new 2013 Porsche Boxster gets a 2.7-liter flat-six good for 265 horsepower. When equipped with a PDK transmission, the Boxster is able to reach 62 mph in 5.7 seconds while the new Boxster S does the same in 5 seconds flat due to its slightly increased horsepower and lower weight.

New Boxster S Laps The ‘Ring In 7:58 15
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2013 Porsche Boxster S, Automotive, Kurt, News, Nurburgring Lap Times, porsche on 03 15th, 2012

The 2013 Porsche Boxster S. Image: Porsche AG

If you want solid proof that the 2013 Porsche Boxster S is faster than the car it replaces, ponder this: Autoblog.nl, via Motor Authority, says that Porsche ran the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:58. That’s a major improvement over the previous Boxster S, which took 8:10 to complete a lap. When it comes to the ‘Ring, twelve seconds isn’t just progress, it’s a quantum leap forward in performance.

Perhaps most impressive is that the time is a mere 20 seconds slower than the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, which managed a lap of the ‘Ring in 7:39. While we wouldn’t count the Boxster S as “inexpensive,” it is quite a bit less costly than its 911 stablemates. A 911 Carrera S now starts from around $96,400, while the new Boxster S begins at just below $61,000. From our perspective, that $35k buys a lot of track time.