2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Porsche Boxster
The all-new 2013 Porsche Boxster has arrived at the Geneva Motor Show, and pure driving enthusiasts will be more than pleased to know that the German automaker has avoided the temptation to take the compact roadster upmarket. Instead, the new Porsche Boxster has stayed true to its original mission of providing lightweight performance and supernatural handling, while keeping sheet metal styling changes to an evolutionary minimum.
It's unusual in the modern era for a next-generation model to actually lose weight compared to the vehicle it replaces but that is the case with the 2013 Porsche Boxster, which drops 55 lbs (77 for the Boxster S) thanks to its aluminum body structure that is shorter at the front and the rear in order to reduce the vehicle's overhangs. The Boxster, which weighs just under 2,900 lbs when ordered in base form, also features a longer wheelbase and larger wheels which provide greater stability, as well as an electric power steering system. Handling is further enhanced via the availability of Porsche Torque Vectoring, which makes use of a locking rear differential as part of a system that can actively manage the engine torque sent to each of the Boxster's drive wheels.