Well, that’s what this leaked picture from a press conference suggests. Porsche has not officially confirmed the time yet, but if it turns out to be true – and it probably is, because it looks like a properly legit press conference, the new Boxster S is faster than Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CTS-V around the ‘Ring, which is quite remarkable.
Those American cars are not rivals of the German sports car in any way, but they both have massively powerful V8 engines. The Bosxter S only has a flat-six with 315 hp. This shows the brilliance of Porsche’s engineering, as it’s all down to the chassis to make up for the lack power, and result in that astonishing time.
The new Porsche Boxster S is a truly fabulous car. Based on this time it’s 12 seconds faster than the old Boxster. It is also much better looking. The Boxster has never been a cool car, until now!
Porsche Boxster S: 3.4-litre boxer engine with 315 hp (232 kW); rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual transmission, optional seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK); acceleration 0 – 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, with PDK in 5.0 seconds (4.8 seconds with Sport Chrono Package); top speed 279 km/h, with PDK 277 km/h; fuel consumption (NEDC) 8.8 l/100 km, CO2 206 g/km; with PDK 8.0 l/100 km CO2 188 g/km.