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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
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    Porsche CEO reportedly says 'no hybrid sports cars'
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    Go to any major city worldwide and you're likely to see a Porsche 911 roll by. It's far more common than seeing one making the cornstalks blur in the middle of farm country, anyway. Porsche CEO Michael Macht disagrees that his sports cars frequent metro areas. "They're not driven in the city," Macht told the UK's Autocar when discussing hybrid 987s and ...

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    Report: Porsche planning two new engines for Boxster?
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    Like every other automaker looking to sell cars and trucks across the pond, Porsche has little choice but to comply with Europe's strict 2012 CO2 laws. Autocar is reporting that one way Porsche could reduce its fleet-wide CO2 numbers is with smaller displacement powertrains, and the light weight and entry-level model status of the Boxster makes the ...

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    Porsche cancels Boxster/Cayman production contract, Magna wants cash
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    Shortly after the Boxster debuted in 1996, Porsche contracted with Valmet Automotive of Finland as a second production source for the sports car, and a few years later, employed the facili along with the Cayman coupe. In 2008 Porsche decided that it would shift that production contract from Valmet to Magna International and its assembly plant in Graz ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Porsche Boxster Spyder
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    LA Preview: Porsche reveals new lightweight Boxster Spyder [w/VIDEO]
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    We're less than a month away from the LA Auto Show, which means that automakers are starting to dribble out some of what we'll be seeing there. The gang from Zuffenhausen will be rolling out a new lightweight edition of the Boxster dubbed "Spyder" especially for those who live where the sun shines and the roads twist. Like the classic 550 Spyders of the ...

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