It’s almost hard to believe that the Porsche 911 is once again set for a facelift, but as it turns out, it is, with an unveiling pinned for the Geneva Motor Show in March. However, up until this point very little has been known about the car and just how drastic its facelift will be.
Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped the press having a firm say in how the car should be despite no word coming from Porsche. One thing can be confirmed, however, and that is what the car’s interior will look like, thanks to this leaked photograph originally published by AutoExpress.
It’s clearly evident from this grainy photograph that the Boxster’s new interior will be heavily based on those found in the Panamera and 2012 911, with an extended transmission tunnel being the centre of attention. The photo also shows that the Navigation System will include a larger display, with various switches then being found behind the gear-lever to operate everything from traction control to suspension settings.
Other than those things, the photograph doesn’t reveal much more, but almost every major component has been reported on so here’s a quick refresher. First off, the Boxster will be larger than the outgoing model to make room for the baby Boxster expected to be released in the coming years.
What’s more, it’s been suggested that the new Boxster will either feature a revised version of the 310-horsepower 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine found in the current car, or smaller four-cylinder engine tuned to produce comparable power and torque figures.
The engine, which ever option Porsche goes for, will then be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission, which could either feature thumb-controlled shifters or traditional behind-the-steering-wheel paddles, as both have been used on Porsche’s in the past.
As mentioned, all should be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few months’ time.