Porsche Boxster concept car (1993)

Premiere: January 6, 1993 NAIAS North American International Auto Show, Detroit

1993 Porsche Boxster concept car
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Under head of Style Porsche, Harm Lagaay, different versions of the Boxster concept car were created by designers Grant Larson, Pinky Lai, Matthias Kulla, Stephen Murkett and Wolfgang Möbius.

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Porsche Boxster concept car clay model
Interior designer Stefan Stark and exterior designer Grant Larson behind the clay model © Porsche
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Porsche Boxster concept car clay model
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Porsche Boxster concept car versions
Design concepts from different designers© Porsche
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Boxster concept car in the making
Detroit show car in the making © Porsche

By the end of 1992, the Boxster concept car was finished down to the details. It was introduced to the public at the Detroit auto show in January 1993. It had the design level and finish of a very high end car while it was presented as a very affordable future model. Customers were ready to order the car immediately.

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Porsche Boxster at 1993 NAIAS, Detroit
1993 January 6, Detroit auto show. Wendelin Wiedeking can be seen beside the car© Porsche
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Porsche Boxster at 1993 NAIAS North American International Auto Show, Detroit
Grant Larson's design looks very good - no wonder the Boxster was the star of the show © Porsche

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Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car, fuel tank cap
The fuel filler cap of the concept car was taken from a Honda motorcycle© James Herne
Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car brake, wheel and tyre
18" 3-piece Speedline wheels were first seen in 1992 on the 964 Carrera RS 3.8© James Herne
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Porsche Boxster concept car, Style Porsche logo
Porsche's in-house design department is called "Style Porsche" to distinguish it from the "Porsche Design" company in Austria© James Herne
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Porsche Boxster concept car, side air intake
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Porsche Boxster concept car, side view
The low placed side air intake looks cool, but is impractical as the dust and dirt enters it © James Herne
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Porsche Boxster concept car
The painted inner face of the door panel looks really cool © James Herne
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Porsche Boxster concept car
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Porsche Boxster concept car
Beautiful interior by Stefan Stark © James Herne
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Porsche Boxster concept car interior
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Porsche Boxster concept car dashboard
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Porsche Boxster concept car cockpit
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Porsche Boxster concept car instrument cluster
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Porsche Boxster concept car dasboard screen
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Porsche Boxster concept car gear lever
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Porsche Boxster concept car center console vents
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Porsche Boxster concept car floor mats
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Porsche Boxster concept car door panel
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Porsche Boxster concept car cockpit
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Porsche Boxster concept car logo
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Porsche Boxster concept car exhaust system
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Boxster concept car tyre with Porsche logo
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While the Boxster concept car was simply amazing, it was a concept car and that meant only the general idea was carried over to the production model that was launched in 1996.


Article © James Herne / Stuttcars.com


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