Porsche seems to have already commenced the development of the new Boxster, as a sparsely disguised test mule of the new model was recently spotted undergoing performance testing at the Nurburgring, in Germany.
The new Boxster is expected to be very similar to the third generation Boxster, which went on sale in 2013. The test mule sported camouflage on the front and rear bumpers, which indicate that the 2017 model might just be a facelift, rather than a full blown update. The headlamps have been revamped to give the car an angular look, while the lower bumper features a revised design for the air intakes.
The mechanical updates in the new Boxster are expected to be more significant, as the company’s top management recently confirmed that the new Boxster and Cayman models would be available with four-cylinder engines, along with their six-pot counterparts. These four-cylinder engines would be available in displacement ranging from 2.0-litre to 2.5-litre and would produce up to 400 horsepower, thanks to turbocharging.
Most the cosmetic changes from the Boxster are expected to be carried over for the Cayman facelift too. We can expect the new Boxster to be unveiled in the first half of 2016, as a 2017 model.