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2012 Porsche Boxster S on video

Sat, 14 Jan 2012

2012 Porsche Boxster S Video

Just a few days after the reveal of the 2012 / 2013 Porsche Boxster and Porsche Boxster S, we get the first video of the Boxster S.

It’s a little unfair, but the Porsche Boxster gets tarred as the Porsche for the man (or woman) who can’t afford the real thing – a Porsche 911. But that is unfair, as the Boxster is a very good car. And it looks to be even better as the 2012 Boxster, and especially as the 2012 Porsche Boxster S.

The new Boxster has lost a chunk of weight thanks to an all aluminium body and some weight saving on the suspension. And although the Boxster S gets the same 3.4 litre flat six as the old model, Porsche has managed to squeeze out an extra 5bhp. It’s not a lot, but coupled with the weight loss it does mean the Boxster S can get to 62mph in 5.0 seconds.

Sadly, the new Boxster and Boxster S don’t get the new 7-speed manual from the new 911, but they do get the PDK option, which is a box worth ticking when you spec up your new Boxster, as is the Sport Chrono Package which gives you Dynamic Transmission Mounts, Porsche Torque Vectoring and a mechanical limited slip diff. Which will make the world of difference.

So we know what’s on offer, we’ve seen the Boxster Photo Gallery (we’re hoping Porsche will send us more photos soon) and now we get the first new Boxster video – this one of the new Boxster S.

(7 photos – click any thumbnail for full gallery)

By Cars UK