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That makes the new Boxster S a tick faster than the Chevy Corvette C6 (7:59), Dodge Viper SRT-10 (7:59), and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe (8:01). The Boxster S is powered by a 3.4-liter flat-six engine packing 315-hp and a 4.7-second 0-60 time. The 3.4L is mated to a six-speed manual as standard, but a seven-speed PDK dual clutch transmission is available as an option. Also optional is a Sport Chrono Package with Dynamic Transmission Mounts and a Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) mechanical differential.
Compared to the more powerful Porsche 911, the Boxster S is about 18 seconds slower on the ‘Ring, but still impressive given the cars it bests.
GALLERY: 2013 Porsche Boxster
The 2013 Porsche Boxster S is going to look more aggressive with fresh lines a new interior and bigger air scoops, but the real change is going to be how it feels on the road.
New looks are cool, but just wait until you see what the folks over in Stuttgart cooked up this time for the iconic roadster: a turbo cramming 50 extra ponies in for a grand total of 360 hp. What’s even more exciting is the fact that Porsche is doing this without it’s 3.4-liter flat-six. In fact, they’re slicing two cylinders right off in favor of a 2.4-liter flat 4, meaning a faster car that’s more forgiving at the pump.
A less potent version will also make its way into the Cayman and base Boxster models. This is great news for anyone thinking of buying a Boxster, because they know how much fun they are already with 310 ponies pushing past curvy roads. Furthermore, the car will shed some curb weight, meaning that extra power will punch even harder.
The official debut is slated for this year’s Geneva Auto Show, look for more details and pictures to come
[Source: Road & Track]