New Porsche Boxster arrives in the UK

Posted: May 7, 2012 by The Car Spy in New Cars, Porsche
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This (wet) Bank Holiday weekend sees the arrival of Porsche’s new Boxster in UK showrooms with prices starting from £37589 for the basic car and the more powerful ‘S’ starting at £45384.

The car is still recognisable as a Boxster of course given Porsche’s preference for evolutionary rather than revolutionary change in model development but the ‘facelift’ makes it look a lot less like a back-to-front design than the older out-going car. It is certainly easy on the eye and won’t upset die-hard Boxster fans.

Porsche say that the car has been redesigned from the ground up which means that the (already excellent) chassis has been further tweaked and even though the Boxster’s footprint has been slighty enlarged it has actually lost some weight in the process.

The engines have also come in for some attention and power is up for both the the 2.7 (previously a 2.9) and ‘S’ 3.4 litre flat-six motors but fuel economy has also improved by 15 per cent according to Porsche. The extra power apparently has knocked a full 12 seconds off the ‘S’ lap-time at Nurburgring!

Porsche claim this is the fastest version of the Boxster yet and the ‘S’ will sprint to 62 mph from a standstill now in an impressive 4.8 seconds when fitted with the PDK transmission and Sport Chrono options. The 2.7 will take only 0.7 seconds longer to do the same.

Anyone who purchases a new Boxster will be offered a complimentary driving course at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone which is an ideal opportunity to test the new Boxster to a level not possible on a normal roads.

For further information about the new Boxster or any other model in the Porsche range give The Car Spy a call on 01732 760699 or email sales@thecarspy.net

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