As the 911 changed over to the “991” model, the Boxster also received a face-lift to the 981 model. In 2012, the new Boxster was bigger and more powerful than the previous 987-gen, however only had a small weight increase of approx 35kg. There was an all-new 2.7 litre flat-six developed for this car, standard as a 6-speed manual, with PDK optional extra. There were new technologies available on the car, included Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) and Sports Chrono Package. This model year not only had the option for the 3.4 Boxster S, as the model range was increased to offer a GTS variant.


Capacity: 2706cc

Compression ratio: 12.5:1

Maximum Power: 265bhp @ 6700rpm

Maximum Torque: 280Nm @ 4500-6500rpm

Brakes: Front: 299mm discs; rear: 299mm discs.

Suspension: McPherson struts with sway bar. Rear: LSA multi-link suspension with sway bar

Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8J x 18 ET xx with 235/45 ZR 18 tyres. Rear: 9J x 18 ET with 265/45 ZR 18 tyres

Length: 4373mm

Width: 1801mm

Weight: 1310kg

Did you Know?

0-62mph in 5.7 seconds. This is almost 2 seconds faster than the original Porsche Boxster.