2013 Porsche Boxster S to Get 360-HP Turbo 4-Cylinder


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]

1 Comment

Doc_Who says:

The Boxter makes a nice graduation present for the kids and grandkids, but 360 hp is just too much for an inexperienced driver.

A nice naturally aspirated 4 cylinder Boxter would have perfectly adequate horsepower, and would be more suitable for inexperienced drivers. 

An “entry level” Boxter with six speed manual and no turbocharger would be wonderful.

Remember, the most beloved Porsches of all time were the 356 and Spyder, with much less horsepower than today’s models.