Und Now… Boxster Blitz?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Porsche’s current Boxster goes bye-bye in 2012, and to keep things moving Zuffenhausen appears to be bringing at least two special editions to market. First up, Auto Motor und Sport‘s Erlkönig spies have caught a Boxster-based Speedster mule testing in Germany. Speedsters are an integral component of Porsche’s rich heritage, first as a 356 variant, and later as limited edition 911s. This latest version should hit the streets in 2010 with a 303 hp version of the 3.4 liter Boxster flat six, a shortened windscreen and other Speedster visual cues (like the weird camouflaged humpback shown here) . But the real news comes from car Magazine, which claims to have caught sight of a Boxster R.

This track-tuned version of the Boxster is said to be tweaked along the lines of Porsche’s recently-released Porsche Sport Classic. Which means power will climb to about 320 hp, a lower sport suspension will tighten up the Boxster’s already epic handling and ceramic brakes will keep everything under control. Expect a larger rear spoiler, new allows, a Sport Classic-style interior and a hugely inflated price point.

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  • Iamwho2k Iamwho2k on Sep 18, 2009

    I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the new Boxster will look like... a Boxster, just as you have to be a Porschephile to tell apart the various iterations of the 911. (Of course, Porsche could hire Chris Bangle between now and then...)

  • Stuki Stuki on Sep 18, 2009

    As if the current Boxster's windscreen isn't short enough. Unless they make the seats even lower, this thing will be a midgets only proposition.

  • Detroit-Iron Detroit-Iron on Sep 18, 2009

    Rather than add power they should simplify and add lightness.

  • Notapreppie Notapreppie on Sep 18, 2009

    Auto Motor und Sport have elf-kings for spies!?!?!?!

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    • CRConrad CRConrad on Nov 18, 2009

      @CRConrad Here, if you can read German, is a bit more about how the expression came to relate to cars: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_gefl%C3%BCgelter_Worte/W#Wer_reitet_so_sp.C3.A4t_durch_Nacht_und_Wind.3F -- it was coined by Heinz-Ulrich Wieselmann and Werner Oswald of Auto, Motor und Sport, who put parody takes of Goethe's poem as captions to spy pics of prototypes in the early fifties; the first "Erlkönig" was the then-new Mercedes-Benz 180.