We have redefined the Boxster in terms of its performance, and defined how the roadster of the future should look. In doing so, we have once again succeeded in creating an icon of independence. Just like its legendary predecessors, including the 550 Spyder, it is a Porsche that continues to epitomise the feeling of genuine freedom.
The vertical contour of the headlights has been taken from Porsche race cars of the 1960s and 1970s – and brought into the future. Large, imposing air intakes lend the front a powerful appearance. The side contour promises one thing: thrilling performance.
The long wheelbase, the low, raked windscreen and the extremely sleek roofline when the roof is closed are integral to forming the stretched, wedge shaped silhouette. Large wheels, up to 20 inches in size and a wide track add to the style. The distinctive wings give further emphasis. And, in combination with the side air intakes, also highlight the mid-engine layout – reminiscent of the 718 RS 60 Spyder.
The dynamic contouring of the doors improves airflow to the side air intakes. At the top, it leads into a precise longitudinal edge and, at the bottom, it is underlined by the sculpted door sill.
Precise lines, which run elegantly across the wings to the rear are something special, even for a Porsche. Another feature of the rear is the rear wing, which deploys automatically at 120 km/h to reduce lift. When retracted, it makes a seamless transition to the LED taillights. For striking effect, the reversing light and rear fog light are arranged in the middle underneath the rear wing.
Underneath, the stainless-steel tailpipe (dual-tube on the Boxster S and Boxster GTS) adds the finishing touch to the powerfully designed rear end.
In summary, the Boxster draws inspiration from a long history. Yet it also reflects a completely new interpretation of the roadster concept – with a clear focus on looking forward. Every muscle is defined and ready. Just waiting for the driver to get going.
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