2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder in detail

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Porsche had the indecency to release the new Boxster Spyder while I was in Germany, so here’s a bit of a catch up. After the break there’s a host of videos, a big gallery of photos and the official press kit. The roof on the 981 Spyder is still made from lightweight fabric and it’s […]

Facelifted Boxster ready to move up food chain

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Above you see a pretty good shot of the 981.2 Porsche Boxster. When it goes on sale in Australia mid-2016 it will move up the family food chain, demoting the hardtop Cayman to entry-level status. Currently priced from $105,100 the 195kW/280Nm Boxster hits the market $1500 cheaper than the 202kW/290Nm Cayman ($106,600). The price gap […]

You’d love to get caught in this Spyder’s Web

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Imagine your day job is a factory Porsche driver and that you’re thrown the keys to a new Boxster Spyder to drive to work: You have to get the basics right. It doesn’t matter how much performance a car has if the driving position is terrible, or the seat doesn’t hold you properly. This is […]

Porsche Australia updates MY16 price list

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Porsche Cars Australia has announced an updated increased price list for its MY16 models. That change also brings the 911 Black Edition (pictured) and Boxster Black Edition to the local market. Deliveries for the Black Editions commence in September. The Black Edition models bring extra standard equipment and are available in any colour as long […]

Listen to the new Cayman four-pot turbo

The 981.2 Porsche Boxster/Cayman will be released next year and it will be the first time the models have been sold with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. At least it’ll be a boxer configuration, meaning it should sound better than the ubiquitous 2.0 litre inline four-pots found under the bonnet of most hot hatches these days. […]

VIDEO: Island’s in the dream

Evo magazine brings us another dream nomination for the world’s best driving road. It now seems we can forget everything we know on this subject and start setting our sights and sunglasses towards the Spanish island of Majorca. Following up from the earlier nomination in Romania, Henry Catchpole grabs the keys to a Porsche Boxster […]

Details about the new Porsche flat-four

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The new flat-four cylinder engine from Porsche will underpin a variety of models and will come in three different engine capacities, Car magazine reports. All will feature direct injection and have turbochargers to achieve the peak power Porsche demands. Kicking off the flat-four family will be a 1.6 litre engine producing 210hp (155kW), followed by […]

Your first taste of the new Porsche flat-four turbo?

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Rumours suggest the new turbocharged flat-four engine, which will power the next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman, will boast close to 300kW. At a recent Nürburgring industry pool test day Porsche was running a 991 911 that doesn’t sound at all like a six cylinder 911 should. With 300kW on tap it’s not out of the […]

Porsche flat-four to nudge 300kW

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Matthias Müller, the bloke running Porsche, says the company will downsize to four cylinder engines for the next-gen Boxster and Cayman. This we pretty much knew already, but Mr Müller has given us some tasty morsels about what the new four-pots engines will be capable of. “We will continue with the downsizing strategy and develop […]

Porsche Cayman GTS & Boxster GTS revealed

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If you’d like your Cayman S, or your Boxster S for that matter, to have a little bit more power and to be a little bit sharper then you’re in luck because Porsche has just announced GTS versions for both models. Powered by the familiar 3.4 litre flat six from the S models the GTS […]

Drive Thru: Porsche Boxster

When the Porsche Boxster was first released in the mid-90s it was often dismissed with the claim it was only for people who couldn’t afford a 911. Now into its third-generation, the Boxster has had enough time to establish itself as a bona fide sportscar worthy of attention. In truth, the Boxster has always been […]

Porsche Macan details leaked and more

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Jalopnik brings word of a series of leaked slides, allegedly from a Porsche dealer function in Atlanta, Georgia. First up is info on the Macan SUV. From that info we get a re-confirmation that the Macan will be revealed at the LA Auto Show in November. But we now know (or think we know) the […]