Porsche Boxster News

2013 Porsche Boxster: A Geneva Show Best-Of
2013 Porsche Boxster: A Geneva Show Best-Of

The 911 is brand-new, and the Cayenne and Panamera still reek of bubble wrap. So what's Porsche to do next? A new Boxster, set for a launch this summer in the U.S., and launched and priced in time for the 2012 Geneva motor show. Porsche promises a slew of smaller things for its smallest...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape (Tentatively) Priced, BMW ActiveE Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Porsche celebrates hitting the two-million Facebook fan mark and has released details regarding the interior of the 2013 Boxster. General Motors previews the future of car windows and Saab's bankruptcy is affecting Spyker's future. All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche Boxster - Greatest Ad Ever? Maybe

I came across this older Porsche Boxster ad recently and thought to myself, this ad summarizes in under two minutes what makes Porsche cars some of the most desirable on the planet. It's about desire, passion and the perfect product. Watch this ad and tell me you weren't taken with the wonderful...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery
Porsche Offers Lithium-Ion Battery, But Only For Starting

Lithium-ion batteries are part of the path to the Promised Land of electric vehicles. The all-electric 2009 Tesla Roadster was the first sports car to run on lithium cells, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 was the first hybrid electric vehicle to feature them. Now Porsche has joined in, offering a...Read More»

Porsche Boxster crash
Joyride In Porsche Boxster Ends With 70-Foot Plunge

Speaking of advertising campaigns, Porsche might have found fodder for a new one, if it's looking to promote the safety its vehicles. In Los Angeles, a 15-year-old kid swiped his father's Porsche Boxster, grabbed a buddy, and set out for a joyride. The fun abruptly ended when the driver lost...Read More»

Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
New 'Bottom-Of-The-Range' Porsche Model In The Works

Porsche might want to lay off the hubris for a while. The company spent much of the past year tilting at the giant windmill known as Volkswagen and insisting that it isn't interested in new models or VW technology. Today, not only is Porsche owned by VW, but also we're getting word from Porsche's...Read More»

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
Compared: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Vs. Porsche Boxster / Cayman

Savages! Who would dare to compare the Porsche Boxster--it's only the reincarnation of the 550 Spyder, you know--to a Datsun? We would, and we're not the only ones. During the recent press preview for the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, the Japanese carmaker's team laid it out in PowerPoint: the Z's a...Read More»

The Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle, by Mike Vetter and The Car Factory
Earthbound Chevy Aveo Takes A Trip to Outer Space

See that? That's the "Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle" from Mike Vetter and The Car Factory. Mike and his team will build one just for you--and all you have to do is provide a Chevrolet Aveo or a Porsche Boxter for the bones. (Tough decision. We had to break out the 20-sided die.) The company's website...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster 2-door Roadster S Angular Rear Exterior View
2009 Porsche Boxster, Cayman Pricing Announced

What's the new entry fee for Porsche's mid-engine gems, just updated for '09 with lots of new engineering and some styling tweaks? $47,550 for the drop-top Boxster and some ten grand more for the more athletic S version ($57,650). If you want the marginally tighter structure afforded by the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen BlueSport Concept
2009 Detroit Show: Volkswagen BlueSport Concept

With the new BMW Z4 and Bentley GTC Speed both bowing today, along with this new Volkswagen Concept BlueSport, Detroit is, oddly enough, becoming the show for convertibles. But the Volkswagen concept has a special twist that appeals to environmentally conscious sports-car enthusiasts: a Clean...Read More»

2009 Porsche Boxster RS60 Preview

Porsche’s popular roadster, the Boxster, is breaking the 300-horsepower barrier, for the first time, with a limited-edition two-seater celebrating the German marque’s legendary RS60 race car making its debut at this year's New York Auto Show. A total of only 1960 of the new 2009 Porsche...Read More»

2005 Dodge SUper Bee concept
2005 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III

2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team Ferrari: “Wild Object of Desire” If anyone was wondering how Frank Stephenson feels about his job as the chief designer for Ferrari and Maserati, he cleared things up Thursday. “For me, Ferrari is a wild object of desire,” said the Moroccan-born...Read More»

2000 Porsche Boxster
2000 Geneva Motor Show

This week we'll see what is — since Switzerland has no home-based industry to hog the limelight — the only truly international show in the world. As it opens in Geneva, maybe the world’s most relaxed motor show will as usual have some interesting introductions. For the real car buffs, the...Read More»