Porsche’s 981 Boxster and Cayman siblings are in for some fairly significant updates for the 2016 model year, and we’re starting to get a pretty good idea of what they will look like, thanks to this brief clip of a new, barely disguised 981 Boxster out for spin in Stuttgart, Germany.
The front gets a resculpted front fascia with what appear to be larger, more squared-off air intakes. The rear fascia gets a refresh too, with a more pronounced black plastic lower section. The elliptical exhaust exit has been ditched in favor of trapezoid-shaped item. This test mule appears to be using headlight and taillight units from the current Boxster, but expect those to be updated as well. However, the biggest news isn’t what on the outside; it’s what’s under the rear deck lid.
That both the next Cayman and Boxster are getting flat-four powerplants isn’t exactly a secret anymore, but Porsche CEO Mathias Mueller recently confirmed to Automotive News that both will indeed be sold in the United States. The new engine will almost certainly be turbocharged, with a 2.0-liter version for the standard Boxster and a 2.5-liter for the Boxster S.
Porsche Boxster Four-Cylinder Caught Testing: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 23 May 2015 18:00 EST.