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Porsche Boxster: Live impressions of next generation from Geneva Motor Show

Porsche Boxster

The next-generation Porsche Boxster has been launched at Geneva Motor Show. Here are some live impressions!

A new all-aluminum body reduces weight by 55 pounds across the model range, meaning the new base Boxster tips the scales at a scant 2,889 pounds, while the more powerful S weighs in at 3,043 pounds. The standard car is powered by a direct-injected 2.7-liter flat-six with 265 horsepower, while the Boxster S uses a DI 3.4-liter flat-six with 315 horsepower – gains of 10 and five horses versus the 2012 models, respectively. A six-speed manual comes as standard kit (sorry, no seven-speed stick here), but buyers can opt for Porsche’s fancy PDK dual-clutch gearbox (that does have seven speeds, by the way).