x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

I Spy: 2012 Porsche Boxster

Next year's Boxster is known internally at the company as the 981.

Courtesy Lehmann Photo-Syndication
Courtesy Lehmann Photo-Syndication

Here is the forthcoming 2012 Porsche Boxster doing some winter testing in northern Sweden. The next-generation Boxster, known internally at Porsche as the 981, was rather showy on this test run, revealing its new LED rear lights - a triangular design like that on the next 911. The next Boxster may come with a new four-cylinder engine that Porsche is developing, which you can read about on mo8. Porsche's outgoing head of research and development, Wolfgang Durheimer, confirmed that the automaker was developing a 2.5L powerplant that could possibly be seen in the 2012 Boxster and Cayman models. That 2.5L could have an output of up to 360hp in a turbocharged configuration.