In elevating expectations of how the Boxster should perform, Porsche has once again succeeded in creating an icon of automotive design. It is a Porsche that continues to epitomize the feeling of power inits most efficient form, of pleasure heightened by functional excellence.
The vertical contour of the headlights was inherited from Porsche race cars of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The new Boxster may be infused with the genes of past generations, but it ushers in anew and forward-looking design ethos. Large air intakes give the front a powerful appearance, while the side contour hints at the performance within.The long wheelbase and low, raked windshield are integral to forming the stretched, wedge-shaped silhouette.
With the top up, this impression is reinforced by the extreme roofline. Large wheels, up to 20 inches in size,emphasize the Boxster’s wide track and help to achieve a completely new level of athletic performance.The distinctive shoulder lines give further emphasis to the wheels,which, in combination with the side air intakes and the mid-engine layout,are reminiscent of the 718 RS 60 Spyder, a lightweight mid-engined Porsche from the 1960’s that achieved remarkable success in endurance racing and hill-climbing championships.
The precise lines are more sharply defined than on any previous Porsche design, and run elegantly across the fenders to the rear. It’s an imposing look that makes the new Boxster unique among other Porsche models.
The interior of the new Boxster delivers exactly what the exterior promises—a light, uncluttered, and defined design, existing to fulfill one single aim: the perfect drive.The entire concept—from the power and contour to the driver’s vision—are all drawn in the direction of travel.
The Boxster driver’s concentration is kept purely on the road, thanks to the intelligent operating concept and the logical arrangement of the controls. The elevated center console cocoons the driver and reduces the distance from the steering wheel to the shift lever for fast and ergonomic gear shifts. It’s just one of many ways that Porsche transfers its experience from the racetrack to the road.The door styling is similarly dynamic.
The door pulls mirror the lines of the center console and blend seamlessly into the overall design.The door storage compartments are sweeping and practical.The athletic proportions of the new Boxster models make it possible to introduce a new interior architecture. The driver’s seating position is low, and from that vantage point, there is a feeling of space and light without compromising the authentic roadster experience.
Ready to assert your independence? You’ll find the ignition located to the left of the steering column, reflecting Porsche’s racing heritage. The three spoke sport steering wheel fits perfectly in your hands. Facing the driver is a cluster of three large circular instruments. The instrument on the right is now a 4.6-inch TFT screen that shows information from the on-board computer or information from the audio system. An inconspicuous shroud shades the instruments for optimal visibility.
The steering wheel rim, shifter lever/gear selector, and door-pull inlays are finished in tactile leather. Silver colored details add to the refined tone.These include the instrument cluster trim strip, the side and center air-vent surrounds, and the center console.