This article only covers the exterior design of the 2013 Porsche Boxter S. For other articles about the Boxter S, please check out:
The Geneva Motor Show has been a major success for most of the car manufacturers. Case in point is the 2013 Boxter S (codenamed the 981), which got plenty of attention in Switzerland and announces to be one of Porsche’s greatest cars.
Although so far, the Boxter series has been a huge hit for the ladies, the Germans wanted to add a more masculine feel to this year’s model. And, in my opinion, they managed to do so.
The exterior design is what we would expect from a Porsche: sleek-looking, aggressive and overall beautiful. The exterior look is actually a combination of multiple supercars from Porsche, including the 904 (for the headlamps), the 991 and the 918 (both for the taillamps). The rear spoiler gives this supercar just the extra notch that makes it look much like a luxurious race and road vehicle (which is pretty much true).
The 981 Boxter is 40mm wider in the front, but the rest of the width is the same. The length has also been increased by about an inch, and the wheelbase has grown by 60mm. The height is down by 10mm, thanks to Porsche’s new all-cloth roof. This is another element that helped reduce the car’s mass to 2,900 pounds.
The rest of the design isn’t all that different from the previous model. The Carrera-looking headlights and far-from-each-other rear lights still dominate the front and the rear, respectively. The two exhausts are still in the middle, giving an interesting, symmetric look to the rear.
We’ll cover the 2013 Boxter in articles to come, so stay tuned for interior design and technical specifications.
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