Until now the Porsche Boxter has, somewhat justifiably, been known as the working man’s 911. This model however seems to be the culmination of almost three decades of trial and error and the market demands for a teeny-tiny sports car, meaning Porsche have got it just right.
Porsche Boxter is a pocket rocket
Small is beautiful, we all know that by now, but it still takes a little bit of mental adjustment to accept that owning a Porsche can result in such a miniature-sized toy car, no matter how nippy it is. Once you do that however, the door is open to enjoy this retro-inspired, beautifully balanced German-engineered roadster for all that it is.
The proem with the Boxter, of course, has always been in how it compare to the 911. It’s like a younger brother of a Hollywood film star, not as good looking but definitely with the same features, well now that younger brother has got his big break. It’s smaller again than previous models, but whereas previously it fell between two stools, trying to accommodate luggage and ample cockpit room, now the Boxter has come to realise that it is what it is and it’s all the better for it.
Pokey inside it may be but this is still a Porsche and the sports car ethos pumps through it’s veins, the roaring 2.7 litre flat six engine gives you 0-100 km in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 265 kph, you can do 195 kph in third gear! The handling is just a dream as well – its chassis is the perfect combination of rigidity and supple flexibility, it is it hugs the road, you’ll never feel this car is going flip.
All things considered the Boxter has come of age. We’re all more comfortable with the smaller car now across all levels and the Porsche Boxter sits well and truly at the apex of small car food chain.
By Hugo Mc Cafferty
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