2016 Porsche Boxster GT4 Redesign, Specs and Review

Spy photographers spotted the 2016 Porsche Boxster GT4 while undergoing cold weather test. With no camouflage covering it, we can have a clear picture on how it look like. The design language of the prototype car is none but a 2016 GT4, which is expected as a high performance model. Based on the spy photos, it inherits many of Cayman GT4 styling like the front fascia.

2016 Porsche Boxster GT4

Exterior

Like the Cayman GT4, the Boxster spied in Arctic Circle testing wears a low, wide front air dam with huge openings, and an air extractor vent hugging the leading edge of the front trunk. Both features are strikingly similar to their equivalents on the 911 GT3, our 2015 Performance Car of the Year.

Out back, the Boxster GT4 sports the same mini-duckbill spoiler first seen on the Cayman GT4 spied in Germany, though the drop-top seen here doesn’t wear the second, huge platform spoiler that adorned the coupe.

2016 Porsche Boxster GT4 Side View

Interior

Not much is known about the interior updates coming with the facelift, but it’s safe to assume changes won’t be too radical. A few nips and tucks and minor tech upgrades will keep the Boxster fresh until the next-gen model arrives. However, it’s likely that the GT4 gets a few unique features that will enable it to stand out in a pack of regular roadsters.

Powertrain

Wouldn’t it be great if spy photographers could magically produce keys to prototypes and use them to pop the hood every once in a while? That way at least we’d have some idea of what kind of muscle the GT4 will come packing. OK, well, we’d have to drive this particular car onto a lift and drop the engine, but you get the idea. Our best guess is that the new Boxster variant will utilize a version of one of the 911’s more-powerful flat-six mills—the Carrera S’s 400-hp 3.8-liter—or a worked-over iteration of the 3.4-liter flat-six that the Boxster and Cayman share with the base 911 Carrera. It’s also possible that Porsche could use the model to introduce a turbocharged variant, perhaps with just four cylinders, and/or include some hybrid gear.

Whatever happens, don’t expect the GT4 to pack much less than 400 horsepower. If the GT4 uses a hopped-up 3.4-liter six like the Boxster GTS, it’s impossible to imagine fewer than 355 horses; after all, the GTS makes 340, and Porsche would have to differentiate the GT4 with more power. Encouragingly, this prototype had a six-speed stick sprouting from its center console.

2016 Porsche Boxster GT4 Rear View

2016 Porsche GT4 Release Date and Price

Reports said that the 2016 Porsche Boxster GT4 will be introduced sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year. Currently, no words about its pricing from the automaker. But, rumors said that the Cayman GT4 will tagged with a price of $125,000, so we can estimate that its convertible sibling would cost more than $100,000. Keep coming back here to see new updates in the future.

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