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  • Porsche Boxster Shooting Brake project

    Enthusiasts frequently have strange tastes, and while we may swoon over anything that adds practicality to a high-performance car, not everybody sees it the same way—especially the bean counters in an automotive accounting department, who often cite silly notions such as "marketability" or "profitability" as good reasons to buy a car. Even when automakers shelve these neat ideas, car folks take notice. Inevitably, somebody will end up building one, oftentimes with only so-so results. We're not entirely sure what this Boxster-based project will look like when it's completed, but we can't...

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    Porsche restores 10 986 Boxsters as part of 70th anniversary celebration

    Porsche is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and creating or restoring several cars along the way. After building a replica of its very first sports car and creating a 993-generation 911 Turbo restomod, Porsche has restored 10 986-generation Boxsters. The brand announced in late October...

  • Stärke's reborn Porsche Speedster
    Porsche Speedster is reborn thanks to Stärke

    An original Porsche Speedster isn't an easy purchase. Built from 1954 to 1958, these minimalist roadster versions of the 356 featured low, raked windshields that could be removed, bucket seats, and convertible tops that were barely there. Today, it is difficult to even locate one, and if you can...

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    Porsche needed the Boxster to save itself, because 911s aren't cheap

    Porsche is a shining star of Volkswagen Group these days, but times weren't always so prosperous. In fact, Porsche was in crisis mode in the early 1990s as sales of its 911 slipped. In fact, it sold just 3,713 cars in the United States in 1993, according to the automaker. What's a sports car brand...

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    "I couldn't sleep," says 79-year-old woman caught going 147 mph

    Insomnia is a terrible thing. Wanting to doze off for a night's rest and being unable to can drive a person mad. In the case of one 79-year-old woman in Namur, Belgium, it drove her to go 147 mph, according to Gazet Van Antwerpen. The unnamed woman climbed out of bed after she was unable to sleep...

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    Porsche Teases The Return Of Its 718: Video

    Last week Porsche confirmed it was finally reviving its 718 nameplate last used on a racing car in the 1960s. However, rather than use the 718 name for a new model, Porsche will attach it to its Boxster and Cayman when the sports cars undergo a mid-cycle update next year. They will be called the...

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche today announced that its mid-engine Boxster roadster and Cayman coupe will carry the 718 name when they undergo their mid-cycle update in 2016. The models will be called the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman and both will use turbocharged four-cylinder engines, as previously confirmed. We've already spied prototype versions of both cars, and given the timing, the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman should be 2017 models. There is precedent for the 718 name with four-cylinder power. Porsche built the open-cockpit, mid-engine 718 from 1957 to 1962 as a successor to the 550. It competed in and won...

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    2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder first drive review

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    2017 Porsche Boxster Spy Shots And Video

    The current Boxster was all-new for the 2013 model year so in Porsche tradition we should see the car receive a mid-cycle facelift for the 2017 model year. Today we have new spy shots of a prototype for the facelifted car plus a video from YouTube user BridgeToGantry. The Boxster is one of our...

  • 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition
    Porsche 911 Carrera And Boxster Get Special ‘Black Edition’ Trim

    There’s a new version of the Porsche 911 Carrera just around the corner but in the meantime dealers still need to move the current model. To help entice buyers to sign up now, Porsche is throwing in a few extras at barely any additional cost with new Black Edition trim. As the name suggest...

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    Porsche Confirms Four-Cylinder Engine For 2017 Boxster And Cayman

    Porsche officials have hinted at the possibility of a four-cylinder engine for the Boxster and Cayman since at least 2008. And in 2011 a senior Porsche exec confirmed that a four-cylinder engine with a horizontally-opposed ‘boxer’ design was in fact in the works. Now, Porsche CEO...

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    2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Offers 375-Horsepower, Top-Down Fun: Live Photos

    Porsche’s hottest Boxster at present is the 330-horsepower GTS but by the end of the year the German automaker will have this baby in showrooms: the all-new Boxster Spyder, making its debut this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show. A successor to the 2011 Boxster Spyder, as well as a tribute...

  • 2016 Porsche Boxster RS Spyder spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    We recently brought you spy shots of a prototype for a new variant of the Porsche Boxster that we called an RS Spyder. Since the sighting of the prototype, some new information has emerged. According to Autocar, the new Boxster variant may be badged a Club Sport, a name Porsche is yet to utilize for the Boxster, although there was a Club Sport version of the Boxster’s predecessor, the 968. Like previous Porsche Club Sport models, expect some weight-saving mods and other enhancements aimed at improving track performance. Many of these mods are expected to be borrowed from a hardcore...

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    2016 Porsche Boxster RS Spyder Spy Shots

    Porsche’s hottest Boxster at present is the 330-horsepower GTS but soon we could see the German automaker introduce an even more potent version packing many of the upgrades developed for a track-focused Cayman GT4 also in the works. A new Boxster prototype has been spotted undergoing...

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    Porsche Boxster And Cayman To Carry 718 Title?

    Porsche recently ruled out launching a new entry-level sports car, a car rumored to be called the 718. However, all hope is not lost as a report out over the holiday period points to the arrival of more attainable version of the Boxster and Cayman. According to Automobile, Porsche will rename the...

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    Porsche Once Again Rules Out Sports Car Below Boxster

    There have been plenty of rumors over the past couple of months about a new Porsche sports car in the works. Described as a spiritual successor for Porsche’s 718 race car of the 1960s, the new car was to be a lightweight, mid-engine roadster positioned below the Boxster and powered by a...

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    More Details On The Rumored Porsche 718 Sports Car

    Porsche is thought to be working on two new models to serve as bookends for the automaker’s sports car lineup once the current 918 Spyder flagship is out of production. One will be an eight-cylinder supercar to rival the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren 650S and the other will be a...

  • 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS
    2015 Porsche Boxster & Cayman Updates: Minor, But Meaningful

    In addition to the all-new Boxster and Cayman GTS trim, the 2015 model year brings a handful of equipment updates. Individually, each is fairly minor, but taken together, it makes for a substantially upgraded package—at least on some variants. New individual options available for 2015 include...

  • 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS

    Porsche is reportedly working on a smaller sports car that would slot in below the Boxster.

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    2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Looks Great, Sounds Better: Video

    The Porsche Boxster is an undeniably great sports car. It was so good when it was introduced in all-new 981 form that we named it our 2013 Best Car To Buy. For the 2015 model year it's getting even better with the addition of the GTS model. MUST SEE: Size Matters 2: The Jumping/Drifting Semi Truck...

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    Porsche Boxster And Cayman Get GTS Trim For 2015

    The latest Porsche Boxster and Cayman are two of the most capable sports cars on the planet. In fact, both have been voted Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy in recent years. However, never one to rest on its laurels, Porsche has now enhanced both cars by launching more potent...

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    2014 Porsche Boxster GTS Spy Shots

    The Porsche Boxster is a favorite at Motor Authority. In fact, the latest generation of the car won our Best Car To Buy 2013 award. That’s because the Boxster sums up almost all of what a luxurious, fun, and timeless sports car should be, and it’s got a reasonable pricetag to boot...

  • 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
    Porsche: Hybrid Versions Of Every Model Planned In Brand's Future

    Porsche is going hybrid—with plug-in hybrid versions of all its major models, eventually. And yes, that means not just the upcoming 918 Spyder and the 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, but also upcoming versions of the Cayenne, and even the 'sacred' mid- or rear-engine sports cars—the...

  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type
    Jaguar Vs. Porsche Boxster And 911: 30 Days Of F-Type

    We're still eager to do a seat-to-seat, back-to-back comparison between the standard-bearing Porsche Boxster and the all-new 2014 Jaguar F-Type. While there's really no substitute for that time behind the wheel—especially when we're talking about sports cars—in the meantime we're taking...

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