The current Boxster was all-new for the 2013 model year
, so in Porsche tradition we should see the car receive a facelift for the 2017 model year. Today we have spy shots of what’s likely to be a prototype for the facelifted 2017 Porsche Boxster.
The Boxster is one of our favorite cars here at Motor Authority, and it even took out our Best Car to Buy award for 2013
. Hopefully there will only be a few changes with this facelift, and it looks like that will be the case judging from these spy shots, although it could be that we’re just at a very early stage of development.
At the front, the headlights have been revised and are said to feature a more angled look. The design of the front bumper is also new, with the intakes featuring a completely different shape to those on the current model. The daytime running lights are also likely be new, as they are masked. Many of these changes are also likely to be incorporated on the Cayman for its own mid-cycle facelift.
It’s not clear if there will be any major mechanical updates, but we could see a few extras horses extracted from the powertrains. The base Boxster’s 2.7-liter flat-six is currently good for 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S’ 3.4-liter unit is good for 315 hp. For 2015 a new Boxster GTS model was added
, which features a 330-hp version of the 3.4-liter engine common to the Boxster S.
Look for a debut of the 2017 Porsche Boxster in late 2015 or early 2016. Note, Porsche is believed to have already started work on a new sports car based on the bones of the current Boxster. Due after the launch of this facelifted Boxster, the new sports car is expected to be a smaller and lighter car than the Boxster, and the first to feature Porsche’s new four-cylinder engines
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