Porsche’s expanding portfolio, with products like the Panamera and Cayenne, proves that it is no longer is it just a maker of performance driven sports cars. For 2013, the automaker from Stuttgart debuts a redesigned version of its entry-level sports car, the Boxster.
Although the Boxster is Porsche’s entry level sports car, there's nothing entry level about it. Coming in base and S trims, the Boxster gets brand new styling for 2013 which while recognizable, includes some interesting wrinkles like side vents and a back that evokes the Carrera GT supercar. There is also new electric power steering and more powerful engines.
Moving up, the mid-engine two-seater Cayman enjoys its last year before a 2014 redesign. It features a horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine much like the Boxster, but instead of a retractable soft-top it comes in hardtop only. Think of the Cayman as a sharpened Boxster.
The 911 series is Porsche’s pride and joy, and the 991 generation of the iconic sports car debuted in 2012. There are over 20 varieties of 911s for sale, ranging from the Carrera, to the track ready 911 GT3 RS. Each of these rear engine, rear-wheel drive sports cars carries tradition, as well as head turning performance and looks wherever they go.
Porsche’s first trek into the luxury sedan market came in the form of the Panamera and Porsche continues to tweak the formula. The Panamera Hybrid sits at the pinnacle of both performance and efficiency.
For the first time since its debut, the Cayenne luxury SUV was also redone from the wheels up in 2012 shedding 400 pounds of weight through the use of more aluminum components which improves ride and responsiveness. The Cayenne Hybrid is available for added fuel economy, and mates a supercharged V-6 with an electric motor to ensure there is no drop off in performance.