• Jun 25th 2007 at 10:27AM
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In keeping with Porsche tradition, the next iteration of the Boxster will benefit from styling tweaks that only the most hardened auto-fanatic would recognize. These latest shots from AutoGespot show Porsche's mid-ship masterpiece undergoing testing at the Nurburgring and give those of us who care, a brief glimpse of what's to come.
The last time the Boxster went under the knife the changes were subtle, but enough to distinguish itself from its predecessor. This time, it's less obvious. To begin with, the '08 model seems to get more elongated headlamps that draw further down the fascia, while the air intakes get a similar rounded shape. LED daytime running lights are part of the package up front, while out back the taillights get more of the light-emitting diode treatment.

As for the engine, we don't expect any massive gains in performance, but it wouldn't surprise us to learn that the Boxter and its S-adorned sibling would get a slight bump in output. As for the transmission, we'll keep our fingers crossed that Porsche's new DSG will become an option, but we doubt that will take place until later next year.

[Source: AutoGespot via Motor Authority]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Porsche does not waste a dime on restyles. All of the cash that goes into every refresh is money well spent. I remember the 968 coming out with "80% new componants" over the 944S2, although the basic design was exactly the same.
      If one wants, they can draw a straight line from the 924 to the 968 turbo S. An anemic 2.0 Audi engine in a "parts shelf car" to one of the best handling cars on Car and Drivers lists in the 80's all the way to a 350hp club racer that could best it's big brothers. Same can be said with the 356 to any 911 iteration.
      Hats off to Porsche for keeping the faith and not making something too extreme for the market. They are the last manufacturer to do what they think is right and make a killing at it.
      Porsche is an evolving entity, that's why they change everything.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "why change it if it looks that same?"

      Because 'facelift' means technical changes inside the car.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't care that there's faster Porsches, or newer ones, I still love the Boxster and would love to have one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      porsche has to waste more money with insignificant refreshing than anyother automaker.

      its different but looks the same. why change it if it looks that same?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Porsche AG is the laziest and most arrogant car company in the world. It's cars are falling more and more behind in horsepower from other car companies. It's only a matter of time before the famed Porsche logo stands for "overpriced and underpowered car driven by aging sucker."
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