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Future Porsche Boxster prototype spied being tested on the road

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0800

We can all agree that there's never too much voyeurism when it comes to Porsche. Today, spy shooters nabbed the next Boxster.

We expect the new Boxster to get evolutionary changes, nothing drastic. But they will dress up a design that's about 12 years old.

Looking closely--or maybe you don't have to-but to us, the front end looks exactly the same as the current car. The back end is heavily covered, and the taillight casings aren't even there. Spy shooters on the scene say the body panels and canvass roof look new.

The Boxster could be revealed at the 2011 Geneva motor show, and come in Boxster, Boxster S and hard-top Cayman versions. That would make it ready for launch around 2012, when production moves to a Magna Steyr facility.

The spy shots are interesting, catching the car at a picturesque waterfront setting, with a passenger in the prototype clicking pictures of the spy shooters.

These are test mules, but notice the interior appears to wear some significant changes.

All of the Type 987 models, including the Boxster and Cayman roadsters, received a light update for 2009, referred to by Porsche insiders as Gen II. It includes boring and stroking the engine lineup, chassis adjustments and new LED lights.

By Greg Migliore