At $61850, the 2013 Porsche Boxster offers a 3.4L flat-6 engine that generates 315hp @ 6700rpm, mated to a 7-speed, double-clutch automated manual transmission. Thanks to new lightweight aluminum body pieces, the result is a “77-pound reduction in curb weight for the Boxster S over its steel-bodied predecessor on sale in North America since 2004.” Click here for more pictures. Continue reading to see it in-action.

As part of Porsche’s efforts to improve the Boxster’s fuel efficiency, both the manual and double-clutch gearbox also come as standard with a switchable stop/start function together with brake energy recuperation – features that are now fitted to every new Porsche model from Boxster to Panamera.

[via InsideLine]