• Apr 6th 2009 at 8:27AM
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Think Porsche designers are too busy drawing up cell phones and special-edition sport-utes to care about the roadster that put the brand back on the map and on the path to acquiring the Volkswagen auto empire? Think again. The Stuttgart-based automaker just took the veil off its new 2009 Boxster back in November, and already they're working on the next generation model. Or at least the engineers are, from the looks of things, because as these spy shots indicate, the third-generation Boxster will likely look very similar to the first and second-generation versions.
Subtle styling tweaks aside, the next Boxster is tipped to incorporate the latest features from the upcoming 998-generation 911 and the new Panamera. Just not in the powertrain department, where the current direct-injection crop of engines – including the 2.9-liter, 250-horsepower flat-six and the 3.4-liter 310-hp version, mated to the same manual and PDK dual-clutch transmissions – are expected to carry over with mild revision. A four-cylinder version has been rumored, but not confirmed. Follow the link to the source to see more of the 2012 Porsche Boxster test mule spy shots.

[Source: CarScoop]

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      I still like to see Porsches on the road but compared to the latest sports-cars like the R8 and the Lambos, the Porsches look ancient.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Another 5 years of countless miles of testing the new car only for it to have +5HP and revised lights. They have been testing for ages in order to prepare the facelift. They will do all this again and the car will still look and perform about the same. Hurray!
      "The new Porsche Boxster, its new, we promise!"

      I'd rather buy the new Z4. Porsche may be more prestigeous as a badge, but few cars are as interesting and sexy as the new (and old) Z4.

      I also cant wait for the new 911. What do you guys think it will look like? Oh...the same...
      Do you think that they can go with the engine at the wrong place for long when Audis and BMW will be able to mop the flour with it? Nostalgia is good and all, but it wouldnt hurt the 911 if they decided to put the engine to the front. Technology and electronics can only substitute for this mistake for only so long...
      Again, i'd rather buy an R8.
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