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We Hear: High-Performance Porsche Boxster Variant Won't Get HP Bump

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/26/2015 Conner Golden

New details from Autocar give the Porsche faithful a few more bits of information on the upcoming hardcore variants of the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman. Previously, reports suggested the new Boxster’s name could be Boxster GT4 or Boxster Spyder RS, and it has always been believed the hot Boxster would come with a variant of the Cayman GT4 engine. According to Autocar, however, while the impending Porsche Cayman GT4 will most likely feature a major power boost to over 400 hp and a smattering of weapons-grade go-fast bits, the Boxster spin-off will be tamer. It will reportedly be called Club Sport and it won't have any more horsepower than the 330-hp Boxster GTS.

We Hear: High-Performance Porsche Boxster Variant Won't Get HP Bump Porsche Boxster GT4 Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Porsche Boxster GT4 Prototype

Instead of going power-crazy, the development team is reportedly focusing on dropping weight, sharpening the chassis, and giving the high-performance Porsche Boxster a dynamic edge over the GTS. Instead of being developed by Porsche’s integrated motorsports division, like the GT and RS models, the new Boxster will be developed by the mainstream Porsche development team. Like the GTS, the new Boxster variant will use a 330-hp version of the car's 3.4-liter flat-six engine.

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With this new sporting calibration, there is potential for an old Porsche nameplate to be resurrected. This Porsche Boxster variant may see the return of the vaunted Club Sport badge, according to Autocar. Previously, the Club Sport badge was found on classic Porsche 911s and the front engined Porsche 924, 944, 968, and 928 models. The badge has never been used on a Boxster; high-performance models of the mid-engine roadster have only been called Spyder and GTS.

According to Autocar, the only visual changes we can expect to see for the Porsche Boxster Club Sport are a modified front fascia and the addition of larger side intakes. This will be a departure from the undoubtedly radical Cayman GT4, which spy photos reveal will have a prominent rear wing. Check out our earlier spy shots of both the future hot Porsche Boxster variant below.

Source: Autocar

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