For 2016, the venerable Porsche Boxster gets a new name and a new range of engines. Now dubbed the Porsche 718 Boxster, the name echoes that of the mid-engined racers of the '50s and '60s.
The new Porsche Boxster Spyder was unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, billed by the company as a sports car for purists, with a minimalist theme that honours the original Boxster Spyder.
Porsche has unveiled the new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS, both of which are powered by a 3.4-litre flat-six engine with an additional 15hp over their respective S models.
The new Porsche Boxster arrives in the UK this spring offering open-top driving enthusiasts a new generation of the benchmark roadster, priced from £37,589, Boxster S from £45,384 and on sale in UK April 28
The Porsche Boxster S Black Edition, of which just 987 will be available, boasts a 10 hp increase in power to 320 hp, and is finished in black together with a range of special features
The new Porsche Boxster Spyder features a lower centre of gravity, revised suspension, an 80kg weight saving and a 10 bhp increase in power to 320 bhp over the Boxster S on which it's based
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman have been revised, with subtle styling changes and an increase in engine capacity and power, which leads not only to improved performance but also reduced emissions and greater economy
Porsche is presenting a new version of the mid-engined Boxster roadster at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy next month - the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder
In the new model year, which begins on August 1, the Porsche Boxster and Boxster S will be given more power and torque
Porsche is now offering a new SportDesign package for the Boxster and Boxster S roadster models
Porsche has spent many years fiddling with their classic 911. Gone are the snappy handling characteristics of the original models, replaced by a grippier, more hedge-friendly set of abilities that stand as testament to the work of the talented Weissach engineers. Their Newtonian law-bending achievements are even more astounding when you consider the 911's engine is in the worst possible location - hanging out behind the rear axle. If Porsche's engineers can achieve that level of poise and control with the oily bits in the wrong place, imagine what they can achieve when the engine is where it should be. But then we already know the answer: the Porsche Boxster
Porsche has released the first official pictures of the new Boxster, due to go on sale in the UK from 27 November