Porsche at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show
Porsche will exhibit the new 2012 Boxster alongside the Panamera GTS and 911 Carrera Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show at 09:30 on March 6 in Hall 1.
As we previously wrote, the 2012 Boxster features all-new lightweight body, new flat-six engines with direct petrol injection, a completely revised chassis and evolutionary styling.
It is powered by a 2.7 litre boxer engine with 265PS (195 kW) and a 3.4 litre flat-six with 315PS (323 kW). Both models feature a manual 6-speed gearbox as standard, with the 7-speed dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) available as an option.
Built in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, the new Porsche Boxster will hit the UK market from May 5.
The Boxster is priced from £37 589, and the Boxster S starts at £45 384.
The manufacturer is unveiling the 911 Cabriolet to a European audience right on cue for the open air season. The new model offers sporting drivers the option to enjoy the renowned dynamic qualities and iconic design of the 911 Coupe combined with the added versatility and driving pleasure offered by its folding convertible roof.
The roadster shares its new, high tech aluminium-steel body with the Coupe and extends this innovation to its all-new, unique hood. When raised, the design of the hood ensures the iconic 911 roof line is retained in its entirety. Intelligent lightweight design, including the use of magnesium in the hood frame, ensures reduced weight for increased responsiveness, lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. As is the case with the Coupe model, the new 911 Cabriolet is significantly lighter overall than its predecessor.
The new 911 models are on sale now starting from from £79 947 and the Carrera S Cabriolet is £89 740.
Panamera GTS is based on the regular model, but comes with updated 4.8 liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine with 430PS (316 kW) at 6700RPM and 520Nm (384 lb-ft) at 3500RPM. It is coupled with a 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission.
Despite to kerbweight of 1 920kg, the 4-door coupe accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 288 km/h (179 mph).
A tuned chassis boasting performance-oriented options is standard; with the air suspension at its normal level the Panamera GTS sits 10 mm lower than the other models in the Panamera range and its damping is designed to be tauter, reinforcing the sporting personality. Dynamic performance is further enhanced by the combination of 19-inch diameter Panamera Turbo wheels, 5 mm rear wheel spacers and larger brake discs from the Turbo – recognisable by their red brake callipers.
The appearance of the Panamera GTS is characterised by numerous black exterior styling details. The high-gloss black exterior package comprises the side window trim, the decorative trim on the rear lid, the headlight washer unit cover, the rear diffuser and the side air outlet panels which lend a particular sporting touch. In combination with the black side skirts, the tail end and the matt black tailpipes of the sports exhaust system the result is clear-cut and striking.
The Porsche Panamera GTS is priced at £90 409.