Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2013 Porsche Boxster At $50,450 & 911 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

2013 Porsche Boxster open-top two-seat car receives an entirely new lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis weighing less than the previous generation and rides on a longer wheelbase and a wider track. The new Boxster base model delivers 265 horsepower from a 2.7 liter displacement, 10 more horsepower than its larger displacement predecessor and it's also up to 15 percent more fuel-efficient than previous models on the European cycle.  Technically, it is now based on the 3.4-liter engine of the Boxster S which delivers 315 horsepower, 5 horsepower more than before. Both models feature a manual six-speed gearbox as standard with the seven-speed PDK available as an option With gear changes without interruption to the power flow, the Boxster sprints from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, the Boxster S in 4.7 seconds. The new Boxster models are expected in U.S. showrooms in early summer 2012. The basic list price will be $49,500 for the Boxster and $60,900 for the Boxster S, not including a $950 destination charge.

The 911 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet with a completely new roof concept and lightweight design ensures less weight and lower fuel consumption. As with the Coup├ęs, the new Cabriolets start with the 911 Carrera, powered by a 350 horsepower 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine and the 911 Carrera S with 400 horsepower 3.8 litre flat engine.