• Oct 28, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the 2010 Porsche Boxster and Cayman

The team at Autoweek.nl supposedly snatched a few images of the facelifted Boxster and Cayman from Porsche's configuration page, revealing a slightly revised set of headlamps and air intakes, along with restyled LED taillights inspired by the 2009 911. But what's mounted amidships is far more important.

The 2010 Porsche Boxster and Cayman will go on sale next year, rumored to be powered by a new 2.9-liter engine. The standard models will be putting out approximately 265 hp and 222 lb.-ft. of torque, while the S-equipped line will feature the same engine equipped with direct injection. Output is reported to swell to 320 hp and 274 lb.-ft. of torque, with power being sent to either a six-speed manual or Porsche's new PDK dual-clutch gearbox.

Expect more details to be revealed next month.


[Source: Autoweek.nl]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honestly I can't even see the difference.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The body changes are about as exciting as the engine changes....as in I'm not sure if they really made any or not.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey look, the Cayman is smiling! Maybe it's auditioning for the next "Cars".
      • 6 Years Ago
      The changes are subtle... but it isn't meant to be big.

      The headlights look more like Carrera GT. They have gone to two separated lamps under the clear cover, not the previously stacked projector over reflector. The high beam has moved inboard where the turn signal was before, and the turn signal has moved outside the headlight fixture.

      The Boxster gets combo lights, more like the previous 997, turn signals and fog lights. (rather than just fogs on the current 987 Boxster)

      The Cayman gets the same headlights, and the turn signals go to LEDs next to the round fog lights.

      The tail lights are cool for being LED, but the arched top AND bottom lines are a bit too feminine, and depart too much from the tradition of horizontal flat bottom.

      Otherwise, they are not much changed. Bigger mirrors for regulations, meh. I don't particularly like the new cayman bumper cover, with a character line that drops under the center intake.

      But under the skin, the new DI engine, PDK option, and LSD all are big benefits. the car can be modified to look better more effectively than adding those features to earlier cars. So, in that, the refresh is a net plus.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BUT IT LOOKS THE SAME
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was going to say the same SAME.
        • 6 Years Ago
        + 1
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the new taillights, they have more of a "911" look now...

      like the new intake for the cayman...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Greg - try driving a Boxster.
        My guess is you'll be flat out amazed how incredible that car is to drive. I traded my 2005 Boxster S for a 2006 911 S and I miss the hell out of the Boster. Doesn't have the same speed as the 911, but the driving aspect of it was more fun. Many Porsche owners share the same thought.
        Kumail
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        whoops, i meant i like the taillights but the headlights look more like the 911's, and some gt...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Why does Porsche keep polishing the same turd? And why do people buy it? Get a new design!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Hahahha greg you answered your own question! They keep polishing the same turd because people buy it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      They should have left the Cayman alone. As for the Boxster, it needs a complete restyle, not just a facelift. Its styling is dated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front end gives me 360 Spider vibes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

      People making negative comments about this news item, you really don't understand the Porsche philosophy. They take an evolutionary approach to their designs. Even for "major" redesigns, changes aren't that drastic compared to what you're used to with other automakers (BMW also takes an evolutionary approach with the 3 series, but to a slightly more drastic degree).

      If you dislike the design, it might start to grow on you after you drive one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front end cant be a face lift ....it looks like the first gen headlight which were changed to the more circular ones and now they go back to the previous style? lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Meet the New Porsche, same as the Old Porsche."
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