If you follow us on Twitter or have liked are Facebook page then you already know that just two days after dropping the top on the new 911 Cabriolet at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Porsche unveiled a few official details of the 2013 Porsche Boxster. Set to make its world debut in Geneva, the new Boxster weighs less than the previous generation, has a longer wheel base, wider track and even more power (see the video at the end for a quick look at the new Boxster in action).
While information on the new Boxster is sparse (expect more in March around the Geneva Auto Show) we do know that the first offerings will be a base Boxster and it’s athletic, more powerful brother, the Boxster S. The base model gets an additional 10 horses (bring the total to 265) from a 2.7 liter power plant while the Boxster S goes up by 5hp (from 310 to 315). Both Porsches come standard with a 6 speed manual transmission but can be optioned with PDK if you so choose. With PDK, the Boxsters get their best fuel consumption and will do zero to 60 in 5.4 seconds and 4.7 seconds respectively.
Besides the redesigned exterior and larger wheels, the Boxster gets a completely redesigned interior reminiscent of the Carrera GT. See the rake center console? Porsche says it improves ergonomics. We just think it looks great. Along with the interior, the Boxster gets a new electronic roof which dispenses with the convertible top compartment lid. No word yet on if there’s any additional storage as a result.
If you can’t see the video above, see it on our YouTube. Video of the 2013 Porsche Boxster.
2013 Porsche Boxster Pricing
The new Boxster models are expected in U.S. showrooms in early summer 2012. The basic list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge. Hopefully we’ll get to drive one soon and let you know how they perform.