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    2013 Porsche 981 Boxster S 6-Speed manual test numbers from Car and Driver - 12.9@111

    Last month Insideline tested the new Boxster S manual and now we have the Car and Driver numbers to compare. Insideline hit 13.0@108.7 and Car and Driver managed 12.9@111, so a slight improvement. The Boxster S is not far off E92 M3 acceleration with the manual and with the PDK will likely improve a bit. Beyond just the acceleration numbers Car and Driver rates this new Boxster 5 Stars and as an improvement over what was already a fantastic car.

    The car has a fairly low 3070 pound curb weight and pulls almost a full g on the skidpad. Car and Driver simply states this is the gold standard by which sports cars should be measured. We just wish Porsche would stop holding it back to protect the 911. It's time to see what a Boxster or Cayman with an equivalent powertrain to the 911 can do.

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    That dude looks big!

    Saw one of these cars on the road. Very nice car. Much less girly than my mom's previous gen. I should test drive one of them.

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    A 3000lb Boxster? SMH

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    I'm really liking these things and the styling - thinking about picking one up for a summer car.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
    A 3000lb Boxster? SMH
    It's lighter than the previous gen.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
    I'm really liking these things and the styling - thinking about picking one up for a summer car.
    The styling has much improved.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's lighter than the previous gen.
    Not the Spyder. Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
    Not the Spyder. Click here to enlarge
    We'll have to wait until they make a spyder then Click here to enlarge

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    I just did a quick search to see what FI support there was for the last Boxster/Cayman platform - didn't realize it existed because i never really heard about them...would be interesting to see how the new platform performs with PDK and FI.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
    I just did a quick search to see what FI support there was for the last Boxster/Cayman platform - didn't realize it existed because i never really heard about them...would be interesting to see how the new platform performs with PDK and FI.
    Did you see this? http://www.porscheboost.com/content....version-coming

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I'm surprised FI'd Caymans aren't more popular on the tuning scene...but I suppose purists prefer the 911TTs.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
    I'm surprised FI'd Caymans aren't more popular on the tuning scene...but I suppose purists prefer the 911TTs.
    They are popular it's just the 911 Turbo gets all the attention and only TPC is really doing Boxster/Cayman turbos.

    I can't wait to see what they do with the newer direct injected motors and PDK on these boxsters/caymans.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The styling has much improved.

    Indeed - very CGT'esque.

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