Our crafty spy photographer have managed to set lenses upon a completely undisguised 2012 Porsche Boxster S out and about in the light of day. With all of the vehicle's camouflage removed, we can clearly see the body lines of the new convertible. Though the familiar Porsche face hasn't gone anywhere, the side of the vehicle now wears a dramatic side strake and sizable air inlet positioned just forward of a set of equally bold wheel arches. Those openings are filled with massive, multi-spoke rollers. Toward the rear of the vehicle, we can clearly see a new integrated lip spoiler that spans across the entirety of the car's rump, bisecting the taillamps.

That's exciting and all, but our spies also indicate that this model may boast a next-generation 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder. If those whispers are to be believed, the 2012 Boxster could pack as much as 360 horsepower courtesy of a little forced induction. Word is the vehicle will receive a proper introduction on the show circuit in the next few months.


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      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutley gorgeous. Looks like a Carrera GT-lite. Especially w/ that side vent. Looks much more expensive. And I'm all for a boosted 4-cyl. Bring it on!!
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      holy crap! beautiful!
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      loving it! nice styling cues!
      L1011
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is so full of awesome, great job Porsche! Now, about the fin in the taillights......
        xmailboxcancerx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @L1011
        Dude, I dig that fin. We'll see if it translates to "awesome" come reveal-time.
      Christopher Anderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      That looks great. The side vent looks a bit reminiscent of the Carrera GT, to me. Can't wait to see the Cayman.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet they are back to having a well integrated scoop intake! With the first years it looked intentional and the most recent years, like a design afterthought. Honestly in a mid engine car the side intake should be the design focal point.
      kcroc10077
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it. Looks a lot better than the current generation (except the Spyder). Now lets get a look at the new Cayman S.
      jamiescale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ooohh-la-la! Nice job fellas
      Cory Stansbury
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like it may be more compact as well. I'd love to see it lose a little weight. Not that the current one is heavy, but I wouldn't complain about another couple hundo taken off.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        it will probably be lighter , with a 4 cylinder engine and more aluminium parts.
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche does evolution so well. I really have to give them credit. First the new 911 and now this Boxster. They take what's good and then improve it and then keep enough so that you will ALWAYS know it's a Porsche. Yes, everything is sorta based on the 911 design with the oval lights up front in their whole product line, but rightfully so. You think of Porsche, the 911 immediately comes to mind and they have a TON of good cars to think about. The way it's chiseled gives it a more aggressive look, all while being sleeker. Appears wider too. I'm impressed. And it has that classic German understated look. Only the Germans have that. And that's not a knock against any other brand, including my favorite Honda. Something about German cars, particularly the ones coming from VW group, have this timeless elegance to them. Not overdone, not too in your face screaming "I'm a Porsche" but rather saying assertively "I'm a Porsche". I wonder what the Cayman will look like......and the next Panamera.
      AlphaGnome
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOVE the deep side vents! Definitely gives the Boxster a more masculine look.
      wepaydeductible.ca
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow! First time I wanted a Boxster. I'm gonna save up now.
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