It is very likely that Porsche fans have heard about the 2013 Porsche Boxster S (also known as 2013 Porsche 981) and I’m sure those of you desperately waiting for this to come out would love to know more details about it.
Continuing the long and well-known Porsche line of roadsters, the 2013 Boxster S weighs 2,900 pounds and comes up with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK gearbox.
2013 Porsche Boxster S has a “more masculine” design featuring shades of Carrera GT in its sheetmetal when viewed from profile and details pulled from the 918 Spyder when viewed from the front or rear.
Regarding the fascia, Porsche Boxster S 918 combines several elements from other Porsche models. Therefore, the headlamps have something taken from the 904 whereas the taillamps combine the vertical slats we’ve seen in 991 with the 918’s upkicked rear.
As for the interiors, the Traction, Adaptive Damper, Sport and Sport+ controls are placed next to the driver and the auto start-stop and exhaust buttons near the passenger. In the middle of the spoiler, you’ll find the convertible switches.
In matters of the climate, seat, audio and navigation controls, these are similar to the ones in 911. The instrument panel is mounted ahead of the driver and has the speedometer on the left, the configurable TFT display and the tach in the middle.
The wheel comes in a manual model measuring 330mm with pull for downshift PDK and push-for-upshift paddles on both sides. The height of Boxster S has been reduced by 10mm and the wheelbase has been stretched by 60mm. The overall width is the same except for the fact that the car is now 40mm wider up front.
2013 Boxster S comes with a 3.4-liter engine providing 315 horsepower with torque remaining at 266 lb-ft available from 4,500 to 5,800 rpm. When tested, the PDK-equipped Boxster S’s double-clutch felt quick. Still, the clutch of the six-speed manual Boxster felt light and the pedals perfectly positioned for quick heel-and-toe actions which makes it be the one many would opt for.