Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Reveal : 2009 face-lifted Porsche Boxster and Cayman

Porsche presents the third generation of the mid-engined Boxster and second generation for the Cayman sports cars for the first time at the LA Auto Show. The new models feature the new flat-six boxer engines, which provide more power and greater fuel efficiency than their predecessors. The vehicles also feature the Porsche all-new PDK transmission, the new double-clutch gearbox.
Newly developed 2.9-liter Boxer engine develops 255hp in the Boxster and 265hp in the Cayman, an increase by 10 and, respectively, 20 horsepower over the preceding models. The 3.4-liter power unit in the S-versions, benefiting from Direct Fuel Injection, now delivers 310hp in the Boxster S and 320hp in the Cayman S, up by 15 and, respectively, 25hp. So with the new improved engines and PDK gearbox, the Boxster S and Cayman S can hit 60MPH in 4.9 seconds.
As for looks ,These new face-lifted two-seaters are clearly distinguishable from outside through their newly designed front and rear ends. The new halogen headlights with their integrated direction indicators are reminiscent of the lights on the beloved Carrera GT, the new LED rear lights tapering out to the outside and integrated elegantly in the modified rear end of the car. from the front the Roadster and Coupé differ clearly from one another through the distinctive design of their air intakes, from the rear through the new rear panels with diffuser inserts on the Boxster and a wind deflector plate on the Cayman.
The new models are entering the market in February 2009. The base price without the VAT of the Boxster in the Euro countries is 38,600 Euros, the base price of the Cayman 41,700 Euros. The corresponding prices of the Boxster S are 46,700 Euros, of the Cayman S 51,500 Euros.

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