Porsche Boxster S made its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show couple of days back. The drop-top roadster was not much in limelight by the media, under the same roof as bigger and meaner roadsters. However, the German pocket rocket is back in highlight, and the smoke from Nurburgring is spread across the auto industry. Beating the previous Boxster, Cadillac CTS-V, and moreover beating the Chevrolet Corvette, the 2013 Porsche Boxster S has lapped the Nurbrugring in 7 minutes 58 seconds. The images from Porsche’s official launch presentation were leaked on the internet, however, there is no official word from the company yet.
For the record, that is 12 seconds faster than the Previous Boxster and 18 seconds slower than the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Powering the new Boxster S is a 3.4 liter inline-six cylinder engine that pumps out as much as 311hp together with a peak torque of 360 Nm. Mated to the motor is a PDK transmission, that propels the car from dead to 100kmph in a rated 4.7 seconds. Push a little further, and the Boxster can reach speeds up to 279 kmph. While a mechanical Porsche Torque Vectoring differential system aids power application, the Sport Chorno package features dynamic transmission mounts to keep the tranny more stable under power. The new Boxter S comes at a starting price of $60,900, and is expected to hit the domestic market by 14th April 2012, before going to overseas.