Both the Porsche Boxster and its sportier S variant will use a direct-injected flat-six engine. Displacement and output will amount to 2.7L and 265 hp for the base model; 3.4L and 315 hp for the Boxster S.
Buyers will have a choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox and Porsche's famous 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. The latter will allow faster accelerations and deliver higher fuel economy – 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and 7.7 L/100km for the Boxster; 5.0 seconds and 8.0 L/100km for the Boxster S.
The 2013 Porsche Boxster will hit the market this spring.