Skip to main content

2013 Porsche Boxster S [w/video]

A Reminder To Drive After five days in Europe, I'm finally able to count the number of hours I've slept on both my hands and feet. I've been stuck in this sort of schmoozing fugue state for the past few days, part hapless journalist, part aimless wanderer. The Geneva Motor Show is over. Covered. Done. But my trip isn't even halfway through. There's one last thing to do and that's drive the all-new Porsche Boxster. That means another flight. Another shuttle. Another hotel. And yet another press conference. This one I actually care about. It's just too bad I can barely focus, let alone... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.4L Flat-6
Power:
315 HP / 266 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed PDK
MSRP:
$60,900 base
  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Rumormill: New details mooted about Porsche's '988' Ferrari rival
    1404849720

    We could be on the verge of a big expansion at everyone's favorite rear-engined German sports car manufacturer. Porsche is allegedly preparing a four-car assault that will be led by a proper challenger to the Ferrari 458 Italia (sorry 911). Code-named "988," the new model will reportedly feature a mid-engined layout and, get this: a flat-8. Autocar, ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Report: New Porsche 4-cyl engines to range from 1.6L to 2.5L
    1401730200

    Recent rumors of a turbocharged, flat-four-engine from Porsche for the Boxster (pictured testing above), Cayman and maybe other models go back over a year. The latest scuttlebutt indicates that there could be three variants on the horizon with 1.6-, 2.0- and 2.5-liter displacements and power as high as 360 horsepower. Car magazine in the UK claims to ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Video: Porsche unlocks secrets of its mid-engine 911
    1400871660

    Porsche is beginning to realize that it's sitting on a goldmine of automotive history with its secret vault full of rare cars. Autoblog toured it a few months ago, and we were amazed at all of the curiosities hidden inside. Now, it's starting to let more folks in thanks to a new series of YouTube videos. The first covered the 965 prototype that shoved a ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS [w/video]
    A Mid-Engine Master Of Driving Dynamics 1400774220

    You know the sound: the startling pop-brraaap-pop-pop shotgun fire of unspent flammables coursing through exhaust pipes that usually signals a raw, naughty powerplant beneath the hood. But when you're nestled in the Porsche Boxster GTS' snug seats, it's not a crackling small block V8 or a high-strung Italian flat crank making the devilish racket, but ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Spy Shots: Porsche testing four-cylinder Boxster at the Nürburgring
    1399641300

    Porsche recently introduced a four-cylinder version of the new Macan for markets outside of North America, carrying Zuffenhausen's first four-pot since the 968 ended its production run the better part of two decades ago. But you can bet the compact crossover won't be the only Porsche to get the four banger before all's said and done. These spy shots, ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Official: Automobile Magazine releases 2014 All-Stars List
    1396985340

    You never know exactly when it's going to come, but you know that it's going to come, and the Automobile Magazine list of All-Stars is here. Six of the cars that were on the 2013 list have survived into 2014, just two have made the leap from the 2012 roundup, and there are three common names with the 2011 ranking. The only 'two' cars to show up in all of ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Report: Porsche finally moving ahead with flat-four engine
    1395617460

    When Porsche released the first Boxster in 1996 and the first Cayman in 2005, the idea was to create an entry-level model for the German automaker's sports car range. The latest iterations of both closely related models, however, have begun to encroach dangerously on the 911's territory, particularly in their newest GTS specifications. That could be about ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Video: Porsche calls in The Committee for Boxster and Cayman GTS
    1395342120

    Porsche is set to offer up the very first GTS variants of its more affordable Boxster convertibles and Cayman coupes. This is very good news for enthusiasts. Aside from our original post announcing the hotted up models, though, Porsche hasn't given us much to go on. And you know what? This video isn't much of help either. It's called The Committee, and ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Official: Porsche busts out new Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS [UPDATE]
    1395221580

    UPDATE: This story has been changed to incorporate US-market information. Baby 911. The poor man's Porsche. That's what they called the Boxster when it debuted some 20 years ago. They said the same of the first Cayman when it arrived a decade later, but they stopped saying it when the latest iterations hit the scene two years ago. That's because ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Spy Shots: Porsche Cayman, Boxster caught in GTS trim
    1390075200

    A few months ago, we reported on some leaked information from an internal presentation for upcoming Porsche models. This included details about the Macan and the 911 Targa, which we now know to be true, but there was also talk about GTS versions of the Cayman and Boxster. Well, it appears we're now getting our first look at these GTS models, as our spy ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Official: Car and Driver releases 2014 10Best list, Miata's 8-year run ends [w/video]
    1385042400

    Change! Unlike last year, in which Car and Driver's 10Best list was populated with almost exactly the same vehicles as the year before – the only change between 2012 and 2013 was that the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins took the position previously occupied by the Cadillac CTS-V. By contrast, 2014 brings with it several notable additions and ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Report: Porsche Boxster/Cayman GTS, Macan, 911 Targa details leaked
    1380303000

    The folks over at Jalopnik have published some rather interesting images from what looks to be a presentation held inside Porsche's North American headquarters in Atlanta, GA. What these leaked photos reveal is pretty significant – details about several of the brand's upcoming launches, including GTS versions of the Boxster and Cayman, a new 911 ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Report: Jaguar F-Type coupe to cost more than convertible?
    1375196340

    Jaguar may price the much-rumored F-Type Coupe above the F-Type Convertible, if a report from Australia's Drive is to be believed. What makes Jag think that such a pricing strategy would work? Porsche. Take a look at the German manufacturer's consumer site, and you'll notice that the Boxster is less expensive than the Cayman, despite being essentially the ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Official: Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars
    1369236780

    Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," Automobile has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and contributors, and while we were surprised to see a couple of them ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Consumer Reports selling its road-tested roadsters [w/video]
    1359670500

    Here's a chance to acquire a celebrity-owned vehicles, and this time at a discount instead of a premium. So the celebrity in this case is Consumer Reports, that magazine that could be equally adored and abhored by car enthusiasts. CR buys all of its test vehicles and usually finds willing second owners within its own ranks, but its opening its small ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Official: Car and Driver lists 10Best for 2013, same as it ever was
    1354732200

    Forgive us for having the distinct feeling of déjà vu, but it certainly feels like we've been here before. By that we are referring Car and Driver and the announcement of its annual 10Best vehicles for 2013. To be sure, it's an impressive selection of cars that combine heart-pounding performance and frugal sensibilities, but it also ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Video: EVO "2012 Car of the Year: The Track Battles" is a sports car salmagundi
    1353882600

    EVO has come out with another gotta-watch-it video, throwing its 2012 Car of the Year contestants around the UK's 1.5-mile Blyton Park track. It's actually a 15-minute teaser for the full-length DVD detailing the magazine's Car of the Year selection, but the tease is worth every penny free second. Tiff Needell and sports car racer Richard Meaden handle ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Video: Porsche Boxster S takes on 911 in possible patricidal throwdown
    1349481600

    In the 2013 Boxster, Porsche has created a supremely fun, supremely capable sports car. But is it good enough that it has negated the purpose of the 911? To address such a debate, Car and Driver has pitted the iconic 911 against the Boxster S in the latest edition of "Car and Driver: Abroad." The gestation of the Boxster is essentially encapsulated in ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Video: Porsche's legends can't wait to play with new Boxster on the track
    1347651900

    Porsche has gathered topless legends from its history, and one notorious hardtop, to show off some of the metal that inspired the 2013 Porsche Boxster. Unfortunately, they sat in the garage on the first day of filming a promo at the Barber Motorsports Park because an all-day rainstorm also decided to enjoy the track. On the second day the sky made nice, ...

  • 0
    Porsche Boxster
    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #299
    1347400740

    2013 Honda Accord, Volkswagen CUV, GM and Opel, Autoblog talks to Elon Musk Episode #299 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the 2013 Honda Accord, the suggestion by Morgan Stanley for GM to unload Opel, Autoblog Green's chat with Elon Musk, and the possibility of Volkswagen reviving the ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle