Porsche Boxster GT4 Readying For Production
The Porsche Boxster has always lived in the shadow of the 911. Even if it is just as good of a car to drive as the 911, it’s often shunned as the car that announces to the world that you couldn’t afford a 911.
Hoping to finally change the reputation, it appears Porsche is preparing a harder-core GT4 version of the Boxster, to go along with the planned Cayman GT4. We see it here cold weather testing leaving very little to the imagination.
Expect it to be powered by a more potent version of the engine in the Boxster GTS (maybe turbocharged) making somewhere near 400 hp. Porsche has been good at offering buyers a choice of transmission on the Boxster, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this version is only offered with the 7-speed PDK automatic.
That’d be following the formula of the larger 911 GT3. Expect all of the Porsche go-fast goodies to be there, including their torque vectoring unit, sports exhaust, active dampers, and carbon ceramic brakes.
Visually, a new front bumper improves airflow, and a larger lip spoiler sits on the rear deck to help keep the downforce in check. As for price, who knows? The current GTS Boxster starts at $73,500, and can easily crest $100,000 with options.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see the new GT4 to start in the $85,000 range. That’s 911 money, though not with as many options or as much power. Would you pick the GT4 with options over a more stripped-out 911 for the same price?
Expect to see the new car debut sometime next year.
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