Porsche unveiled the 2013 Boxster (third generation), its first complete redesign in the car's 16 year history. (Photo: AutoSpies)

For the first time since it was introduced 16 years ago, the Porsche Boxster receives a complete re-design (see photos below).

The new look was revealed on US soil at the New York auto show to favorable response – overseas fans were able to get a peak at Suttgart’s roadster earlier this year in Geneva.

Styling-wise it still looks very Boxster-ish to us, which is definitely a good thing.

One thing that hasn’t changed: the classic, mid-engine design. 260-horsepower is now standard, with the ‘S’ model getting a boost to a 911-chasing 315-horsepower.

The top remains fabric, and – as in generations past – is fully-electric. Porsche tells us it takes 9-seconds to deploy, and can be done so at speeds up to a very LA-like 31 mph.

Like many sports car refreshes, the new model is lower, wider, and longer. Try that on your Prius.

The 2013 Boxster starts at $49,500 with the ‘S’ going for about a $10K premium.

In Photos: 2013 Porsche Boxster

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