A hotter Porsche Boxster has been spied for the first time testing, prior to an expected launch next year.

A hotter Porsche Boxster has been spied for the first time testing, prior to an expected launch next year.

Almost a year ago, Porsche introduced a more powerful Boxster GTS with 340 HP & 370 Nm but that won't remain the range-topping version for a long time as a higher specification is being prepared. Porsche has already confirmed it won't be as hardcore as the upcoming Cayman GT4 but nevertheless we should expect even more power from the six-cylinder 3.4-liter boxer engine and it will be wrapped around in a lighter package as the cabin will lose some of the amenities for the sake of shaving off excess weight.

Since we know for sure it won’t be called "Boxster GT4", chances are Porsche will dig up an old moniker and one of the possible candidates is the RS Spyder used back in 2007. That was a special edition developed to celebrate the Porsche Type 718 RS Spyder which triumphed in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring race in Florida, United States.

The prototype spotted by our spy photographers had a more aggressive front bumper and an additional air intake at the bottom of the hood, just like in the 911 GT3. Moreover, the rear end shows a ducktail spoiler while the suspension appears to be lower compared to the regular variant.

Porsche will probably decide to reveal the meaner Boxster in 2016 at a starting price considerably higher than the GTS which in Germany kicks off at €69,949.

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