Porsche Boxster and Boxster S, which will make their way to company showrooms during the next few months has had a soft reveal online. Major differences between the two models will be where the engine is concerned, and the upcoming 2013 Boxster S will have a 3.4 liter engine offering 315 horsepower with improvements seen in distinct styling, upgraded chassis, as well as, its more classy interiors. The new model will also have a new auto start stop button so as to offer higher fuel efficiency in city limits. Porsche has also offered an option of selecting a new seven speed auto transmission Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) engine in a lighter body, and reworked chassis with more power wherein the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 kmph in just 4.7 seconds. The standard option is a six speed manual transmission.
Boxster S will also have a longer wheelbase with wider track which offers better handling and ride quality. Larger wheels and a new electromechanical power steering system are also in the offing. Inside the cabin, one will be able to see better placement of the instrument panel with more advanced features for gearshift lever that is also placed closer to the steering wheel. The optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) regulates damper force to wheels deduced from road conditions and driving style. It also lowers the car 10 mm. The Boxster S convertible soft top can be lowred or raised at speeds upto 31 mph. when parked, it’s the keyfob that takes 9 seconds to do the job. On the interior, the three-pod gauge cluster remains though the far right cluster has changed to a 4.6-inch TFT screenthat displays pages of info.
The optional extra Porsche Sport Chrono Package features a dynamic transmission mount, a digital and analogue stopwatch, and a performance display. The SPORT PLUS button when in use esures thta the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) switches to Sport mode resulting in harder damping. This paves the way for direct steering and firmer road holding. The Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) has a mechanical rear axle differential lock in the Boxter S. US showrooms will see the vehicle in early summer this year at a price of $60,900 and an additional $950 destination charge.