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New Porsche Boxster E Electric Vehicle Previewed

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2011 Electric Porsche Boxter E Front viewPorsche Boxster also experiences the way of a electric traction, which until a few years ago seemed almost a fiction, but today the cars with zero emissions are gaining in the sports segments and in the most famous brands.

While Porsche earlier announced the 918 RSR hybrid, the focus of that supercar concept is more of performance rather than practicality and efficiency. The Boxster E electric addresses this, with a sporty drive, yet long range.

The Porsche Boxster E has a 240-horsepower motor, and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds. The EV is powered by a 29 kWh battery pack, which gives the car a 100-mile range before needing a recharge.

2011 Electric Porsche Boxter E Side viewPorsche is testing the Boxster E in Stuttgart, Germany, and plans to improve on the electric technology before commercial release. There are a total of three Boxster prototypes  and participating in the testing program for research on electric vehicles, built by the German Ministry of Transport.

The electric motor attaches to both front and rear axles for an all-wheel drive stability. Porsche says the car’s electronics are sourced from its parent company, Volkswagen.

New Porsche Boxster Spy Shots

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2013 Porsche Boxster Spy ShotsWith the arrival of the new Boxster S Black Edition in showrooms this year, Porsche’s entry-level convertible range is now complete and due to be replaced by a brand new model in the coming 12 months. These latest spy shots reveal a nearly complete prototype, which surprisingly was spotted at BMW’s test facility in Munich.
Development of the next-generation 2012 Porsche Boxster is well underway as the images and video of the prototype demonstrate. However, a rumor alleging that Porsche insiders are talking about a lightweight, turbocharged four-cylinder platform for the next-gen Boxster recently began making the rounds.

As you probably expect, in terms of design, the future 2012 Porsche Boxster will be pretty much similar to the current version, with only various changes. The 2012 Porsche Boxster will get LED rear lights, a re-designed boot lid and probably a new rear bumper. The central exhaust will also be carried on to the future 2012 Porsche Boxster

The thought coincides with possible rumors of a revived 914 that could be co-branded by both VW and Porsche, which means the new Boxster could certainly be fitted with a highly charged four-banger. If that’s the case, we’re sure Porsche will still offer a six-cylinder option for upper range models.

Such a design premise might offer more room to launch a smaller engine in the next-generation 911 also aimed at improving emissions ratings. In fact, reports out of Germany suggest that Porsche will be going with a ‘downsized’ 3.4-liter flat-six for the base 911 Carrera.

After all, even the current six-cylinder Boxster and Cayman, the most efficient in Porsche’s line, emit about 222 g/km of CO2–about 100 g/km more than the projected 2015 limits.

Whatever Porsche has in store for the new car, we’ll have to wait until its expected arrival late this year or early next to find out.


2012 Porsche Boxster Spy Shots

Geneva Motor Show 2011 – Panamera hybrid, Boxster and 911 Black editions

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  • Porsche Boxster S Black edition

2011 geneva auto show posterThe International Motor Show will be opening for its 81st edition from March 3 to 13, 2011 at Geneva Palexpo.

2011 is the year of hybrid cars for Porsche.

At the Motor Show in Geneva, Porsche will present the world’s first hybrid car developed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1900 with the Austrian firm Hofwagenfabrik Ludwig Lohner & Co.
The 111-year-old hybrid car, called the Semper Vivus (“always alive”), has been recreated by the experts from the museum for four years and is now fully operational. The first hybrid Porsche was equipped with two internal combustion engines, electric motors, as well as feeding it batteries. After the exhibition at the Motor Show in Geneva Semper Vivus will become part of the museum Porsche in Stuttgart.

The Porsche’s main star at this year’s Geneva Motor Show will be a hybrid sportscar of the Panamera hybrid.

At Geneva they will also show the 918 RSR concept race car that makes its European debut. Other cars on display at Porsche’s booth include the 330 hp (243 kW) Cayman R in Europe for the first time, alongside the the 911 Black Edition, limited to 1,911 units, based on the 345 hp (254 kW) 911 Carrera, and the Boxster S Black Edition, limited to 987 units worldwide

New Porsche Preview at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 – Video

Semper Vivus:  World Premiere in Geneva Motor Show – Video

2011 Geneva Motor Show Photogallery by: Porsche Origin

New Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

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2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

After the recent revealing of the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet Black editions, German automaker Porsche took the wraps off Porsche Boxster S Black Edition, which will be limited to just 987 units worldwide.

As is typical of a Porsche sportscar, at the heart of the Boxster S Black Edition beats a flat-six ‘boxer’ engine. Mounted in front of the rear axle behind the seats, the 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine is similarto that fitted to the Boxster S, with direct fuel injection for greaterpower and efficiency. In the Black Edition its output is 320 hp – 10 hpmore than in the Boxster S. The revised engine reaches its rated power at 7,200 rpm, the Boxster S power pack at 6,400 rpm. Peak torque of 370 Nm – boosted by 10 Newton metres – is available at 4,750 rpm.

This increase in output and power equals more dynamics, and the Boxster S Black Edition underpins its leading position with a superior driving performance. With its standard six–speed manual transmission, itaccelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S. This extra performance has not been achieved at the expense of fuel economy, however, for the Boxster S Black Edition contents itself with as much fuel as the Boxster S: 28.8 mpg Combined (NEDC).

Exterior highlights of the car include model lettering painted in black on the rear luggage compartment lid and embossed Black Edition model designation on the side of the fabric hood. The black color is also present on the roll-over bars, rear side air intake grilles and the twin tailpipe.

Inside, the car gets the standard, three-spoke Sport Design steering wheel with a black leather rim, the trim strips of the dashboard and of the gear shift lever or PDK selector are painted in black. The dials on the instrument cluster are black, as are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests.

The Boxster S ‘Black Edition’ goes on sale in the UK and Ireland from March 2011 and is priced from £47,426. In the US, the price starts from $65,200.