2012 Porsche Boxster review – What Car?

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2012 Porsche Boxster

The new Porsche Boxster is without the best roadster on the planet.

already heaped praise on the base 2.7 model and the range-topping 3.4 S, but test car we’d driven now came fitted with ‘s trick Torque (PTV) system – an £890 that can brake individual to improve agility.

Here, testing the 2.7 model without any traction aids. Is this Boxster enough? Or do you need to out extra to get yourself a truly driver’s car?

What’s the Porsche Boxster like to

Even without the optional PTV the basic Boxster is immensely You can carry huge speed corners, and the vast rear-end allows you to power out of twists and even faster than you in to them.

Entry-level Porsche is brilliant to drive

If you’re the more powerful S model we would consider paying the £890 for PTV – which also you a locking rear differential – the system will allow you to get extra power down effectively on the way out of bends. However, the chassis is so good that the smaller 2.7 engine there’s no need.

The light and accurate steering by allowing you to position the car exactly you want it, and the Boxster’s suspension to control body movement, yet a remarkably smooth ride.

The model has more than power to keep you interested, You do need to rev its 261bhp engine 5000rpm before it really alive, but do so and the Boxster feels a lot than its 0-62mph time of 5.8 suggests.

Our only real is that the engine sounds a bit Put your foot down and you that unmistakable Porsche just not that loudly.

The fix for this – which will set you a hefty £1473 – is the optional exhaust system. This you a button on the centre console when pressed, cranks up the volume a fair few notches.

The Porsche Boxster feels faster than its 0-62mph of 5.8 seconds suggests

What’s the Porsche Boxster like

Folding down the fabric takes just nine and with the sky above your the Boxster does a reasonable job of you and your passenger from (assuming you stump up the £182 Porsche cheekily charges for a deflector).

Porsche Boxster

The driving position is spot-on, and the is made from classy, plastics. The Panamera -inspired console looks great, the amount of controls plastered it can be confusing until you learn button does what.

The is reasonably practical as roadsters go, It has two small load spaces – one at the and one at the front – which add up to a reasonable 280 That’s more than you get in an TT Roadster.

However, Porsche hasn’t all that generous with equipment. At the very least probably want to add Bluetooth rear parking sensors and heated seats (£283). extras won’t just the Boxster easier to live but they’ll also make it to sell on.

The 2012 Porsche ‘s driving position is

Should I buy one?

If you’re in the for a roadster, then nothing comes close to the new Porsche .

The good news is there’s no to spend an extra £7795 on the S or fork out for any fancy chassis – the 2.7 version is utterly brilliant as it is.

even the basic Boxster is more expensive than our Audi TT, but it’ll pay you back times over in driving and be worth considerably more its rivals when you decide to

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