Fuel consumption* of the Boxster models: Urban in l/100 km (mpg) 12.7 (22.2)-10.9 (25.9); Extra urban in l/100 km (mpg) 7.1 (39.8)-6.2 (45.6); Combined in l/100 km (mpg) 9.0 (31.4)-7.9 (35.8); CO2 emissions in g/km 211-183.
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 (75 mph) 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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* The latest Porsche models are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10%. Data determined for standard specification and in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 5 and Euro 6 (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.