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Old 02-20-2003, 09:18 PM
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Porsche: 718 News **GTS Versions Revealed (page 16)**



Drivers of Porsche's smallest car could soon be properly Box-ed in! This coupé version of the Boxster, built by Italian company Stola, will not be mass produced. But it does point the way to an official hard-top version caught testing in Issue 739, which has been expected since the launch of the convertible in 1996.

Turin-based Stola - which was responsible for the original Maybach luxury car concept for Mercedes - has called this coupé the GTS, and will give it a world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Although no date for the launch of the German model has been confirmed, the car is expected to be powered by current Boxster engines.

That means the entry-level version would use the 2.7-litre 228bhp six-cylinder unit, while the flagship would have the 3.2-litre 260bhp motor from the Boxster S. Prices are likely to be similar to those of the drop-top, so customers will not get a coupé for less than £30,000.
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why would u want that
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Is that even legal?
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Why would you not want that? Why would it not be legal? What are you guys talking about? We know Porsche is a year away from introducing a coupe Boxster. They have it ready now. No big deal.
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i dont doubt the legality of it, but i jus think it is stupid. Well I would personally go for an SLK hardtop convertible.
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Next gen SLK and Boxster iterations



















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Benz = hot as hell
Boxster = why would they change it?
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the Benz is sweet, the 3rd pic reminds me of the Z8. i like the yellow Boxter, but the blue one looks the same as the current one.
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Yeah, that SLK looks sweet. I hope they give it plenty of power outside the AMG version. The Boxter looks pretty much the same to me.
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I like everything I can see of the SLK except for the way the center bulge on the hood comes all the way down to where the Benz symbol is...it just looks weird. I'm going to have to see it in person.
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This slightly odd-looking Boxster is actually just a shell of today’s model, hiding the next-generation model, designated 987 inside Porsche, underneath.


The second-generation Boxster’s introduction is expected sometime during 2004 or 2005 — it’s too early to speculate at this time. But we do know that the long-awaited coupe will follow.

The new Boxster will keep its mid-engine layout, but the 987 will be more powerful and roomier than today’s model. And — if you look closely — you can see the new oval headlamp design.
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Yeah, the SLK should resemble the SLR from my understanding. I like the current model and the new one looks great too.

Bosxter is sweet.
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I really like the SLK, but the Boxter seems to look almost exactly the same as the current model
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Originally posted by cusdaddy
I really like the SLK, but the Boxter seems to look almost exactly the same as the current model
True, but that's what Porshce has been doing all along. Slight changes to exterior design for 2 reasons:

1. It makes older models keep their value longer and retaing the legend longer. You know it's a Porsche when you see one, even if it's 20 years old. Even 30 years old.

2. Porsche does not have the resources for dramatic changes to design as often as other larger companies do.
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The benz looks nice, but the back reminds me of the new lexus SC430. The boxter doesnt look much different, but what is changed i dont like. Especially those headlights on the navy blue one. Dont like that interior much either.
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According to Sportscartesting it seems if the new Boxster's headlights will be more oval-shaped.

These spy pictures also show that Porsche isn't going to mess around too much with the Boxster's styling.

Other design changes will include wider arches, larger side air-intakes and a flatter rear deck. The car will also feature 19-inch wheels as standard.

Sources say that the 2004 Boxster will have a bigger interior and it will be more luxurious.

The current 2.7-litre engine will remain in base cars, but the flagship S will get a new 200kW+ 3.4-litre engine.
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The article from sports car racing:

THE LAST TIME we saw the next generation Boxster, the headlamps were concealed by dummy units that looked similar to those of the current car. But upon closer inspection it’s possible to see new, more oval-shaped lights behind the thin disguise.

Our pictures show the car testing on the German Nürburgring – for the first time with the roof laid down. They also show that Porsche isn’t going to mess around too much with the Boxster’s styling. Other visual changes will include wider arches, larger side air-intakes and a flatter rear deck, while all versions of the car will have 19-inch wheels as standard.

Things are set to get better inside, too, thanks to a new luxury cabin. It will be roomier, and will have a more upmarket dash with a centre console multimedia system from the Cayenne. The current 2.7-litre engine will remain in base cars, but the flagship S will abandon the 3.2 in favour of a 270-HP-plus 3.4-litre machine.
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Next Boxster possibility

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Porsche: 718 Cayman News **2017 Revealed (page 8)**

Coupe scoop! We spy Porsche’s second-gen Boxster—in coupe form


By GREG KABLE

WE STUDIED THESE SPY SHOTS LONG AND hard before arriving at this conclusion: What you’re looking at is an early prototype of Porsche’s new Boxster Coupe, caught during recent tests at Porsche’s Weissach proving ground on the outskirts of Stuttgart.



Yes, the car codenamed 987 looks a lot like a 911 in this guise, but Porsche sources say the second-generation Boxster—a roadster due in mid-2005 and the coupe 12 months later—will be far different from the 911 than today’s Boxster. Despite this prototype’s heavy disguise, several details point to its inherent Boxster-ness: the two-seat, mid-engine layout (note the blacked-out rear side windows and firewall behind the seats); relatively long wheelbase (today’s Boxster boasts a 2.5-inch longer wheelbase than the 911); and muscular hip line, short rear overhang and small spoiler—the latter aimed at replicating the retractable wing on today’s car.

Porsche will push the existing 2.7-liter and 3.2-liter flat-six engines to gain about 10 hp (to 235 for Boxster, 268-270 for Boxster S) along with a considerable boost in low-end torque. Channeling drive to the rear wheels will be an optional new six-speed double-clutch manual gearbox similar to the system offered on the Audi TT, a new six-speed automatic or a traditional six-speed manual.



In addition to the roadster and coupe, Porsche plans a series of performance models based on its new sub-911 coupe, including a stripped-out Boxster Clubsport model running a powered-up version of Porsche’s flat-six engine.



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Looks like a photochopped Boxter and Porche GT, but if that's what t will look like, I like it.. I REALLY like it
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In regards to the second post, why is Porche creating a Boxter coupe? Seems to totally compete with the Carrera.. Oh well. Looks good at least
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That driver needs to work on his posture... :P
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looks completely like a squished GT, but I think i actually like the looks better than the GT. I hope that is the future of the Boxter.
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Re: Boxster Coupe but NOT from Porsche

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Turin-based Stola - which was responsible for the original Maybach luxury car concept for Mercedes - has called this coupé the GTS, and will give it a world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Excellence magazine had a write up with pics on the Gulf Blue and Orange Stola GTS last month.

The problem with a coupe version of the boxster is that Porsche can't give it too much hp as a quick boxster would cut into Carrera sales (unless they bump the Carrera's Hp).
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Re: Next Boxster possibility

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Now that's a winner and would sell like hotcakes.
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Special Boxster introduced by Porsche



24/11/2003

Porsche is producing a special edition Boxster S to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the 550 Spyder. The company will make 1953 examples of the car, which will feature mild tuning for an extra 6bhp, giving 266bhp, 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 165mph, a unique stainless steel exhaust tailpipe, a shorter-throw six-speed manual gearbox (Tiptronic S transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddles is an option), suspension lowered by 10mm and modified for sportier responses, aluminium-painted brake discs, 18-inch Carrera wheels with Porsche badges on the wheel hubs, silver-painted grilles above the rear strut openings, chromium-plated 'Boxster S' lettering and standard Porsche Stability Management, on-board computer and Litronic headlamps with dynamic beam angle adjustment and washers. All these cars will be finished in silver metallic paint, a colour so far used only for the Carrera GT and 911 40th Anniversary models; the soft-top will be Cocoa brown, with matching upholstery, carpets and floor mats, though a black top and dark grey interior is optional. The cabin is trimmed with metallic silver details and chromium-plated rings around the instruments. Each car will have an individually-numbered plaque on its centre console. The model will be formally launched at the Detroit Motor Show in January; prices in Europe (before local taxes/VAT and delivery charges are added) will be 50,900 euros.

The 550 Spyder is perhaps most famous for being the car in which James Dean died; however, the lightweight (550kg) speedster did also have a successful racing career, competing at Le Mans and in legendary road races such as the Carrera Panamericana, despite having an engine of just 1498cc and output of 137bhp/95lb ft. It wasn't quite as quick as today's Boxster, doing 0-60 in 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 124mph, but it was arguably a more exhilarating - if less predictable - drive.

Source: Channel4
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FYI: 550 kilos translates to 1213 pounds!

Typical Porshce thinking. "Throw another generous 6HP in there. After all, we ARE celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 550 Spyder"

Give me a break Porsche...
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"...an extra 6bhp."


bfd!
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Ah? How many times have you seen the Boxster being updated or refreshed?
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Sweet, I love the Boxster.
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6ph is pathetic. Why bother?
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taking a huge dump before you get in your car would likely yield the same performance results as a lousy 6hp.
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Originally posted by zeroday
taking a huge dump before you get in your car would likely yield the same performance results as a lousy 6hp.
Porsche has gotten used to 5-10 HP increases every 2-3 years. You got to wait for 4 years to see any significant buttmeter difference in their cars.
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I'd take an S over the standard Boxster anytime but i still ain't crazy about either.
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SOme of u people STILL don't understand BALANCE in a car. All your concerned with is PEAK HP. Really, that is like a buying the biggest house in the fucking projects. Get a grip.
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not a single person in this thread said all they cared about was peak hp. the car didn't get an increase in balance, it got 6 hp so that's what this discussion is about...and your analogy doesn't make much sense either btw.
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SOme of u people STILL don't understand BALANCE in a car. All your concerned with is PEAK HP. Really, that is like a buying the biggest house in the fucking projects. Get a grip.

I think you got us all wrong. As far as I am concerned at least, I did not mean that there is anything wrong with peak HP with this newly updated car. It's about the Porsche philosophy in general.
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