Capsule Review: 2013 Porsche Boxster | The Truth About Cars

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Capsule Review: 2013 Boxster

With apologies to #8220;Big L#8221; Coleman. but been waiting to use the hackneyed of his famous punchline for some The only problem is that and Porsche are frenemies at best, at worst, ever since one of our Porsche owners said things about the Panamera.

But so of life is not what you know, but who you and while Brendan manages to get press cars due to his ruddy looks (or being an AJAC I managed to weasel an invite to the launch of the 2013 Boxster, to my old friend Robert Burgess of Porsche in Toronto. In 2003, was with an uptown BMW dealership, and my Dad one of the last E39 5-Series cars to to Canada, and moved on to Downtown not long after that. Robert and I have failed to the elder Kreindler to make the into a P-Car, but we#8217;ve in touch throughout the years.

Attending a customer event much different from one of the journo-circuit shindigs. One could that it was better. My drive on this event was a gentleman who half the year in Toronto and the year working as an innkeeper in

You won#8217;t find someone so when PR types invite Twitter user with than 500 followers. Rather be put up at a fancy hotel, I got to go home to my Baby collection and Wiz Khalifa Of course, there was somebody Piloti driving shoes.

always is.

Within two minutes of our briefing, the Porsche pro drivers giving us a tutorial on proper position. Anyone who has read Avoidable Contact series be familiar with these Since you don#8217;t need to #8220;hands at 9 and 3#8243; again, we can go the big changes.

Our testers only came one Boxster S mit  PDK. Weighing in at pounds, the 981 S is down slightly to the 987, but keep in mind, the is 2.4 inches longer, while and rear tracks are up and rigidity is by 40 percent. Porsche reps the elevated center console, they claim was inspired by the GT and 917.

Personally, I think it more Cayenne or Panamera and it shares something in common the Ford Taurus; it leaves the feeling a bit cramped due to a lack of for the driver#8217;s right leg. inside is beautifully finished, and of the barely acceptable cabins of water-cooled P-cars are a distant Until you try to use any of them.

Before we depart, one of the drivers over, and asks us to #8220;turn off Plus, keep stop-start on, hit the suspension button just yet oh, you don#8217;t have sport Nevermind#8221;. Wait, what?

Evidently, I zoned out during the speech about Porsche#8217;s efficient performance#8221;. Credit is due to for designing the cabin in such a way all the buttons and switches are elegantly out in a way that won#8217;t make head hurt. I kind of they weren#8217;t there in the place.

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The 981, like the and the GT-R and a lot of other cars out today, are designed to minimize the inherent compromises that as an integral part of owning a car. Don#8217;t think the is quite responsive enough? Hit the button.

Want to make a claim on our plan? Hit the button below to stiffen up the shocks. Want to a minute amount of fuel and C02 over the course of the year? on the auto-start-stop.

Automated dual gearboxes and fast-folding soft are soo  last model-changeover.

When it to outright pace, it#8217;s for this hack to mock the This is a seriously fast Our upcoming Hyundai Genesis video review will that Jack#8217;s 2004 S is roughly as quick as a brand new Gen 3.8 Track.

The list of cars a 981 S would leave for … is than Manute Bol. even wager that a S would hand a CTS-V or an E92 M3 its own in a straight line. It might be a match for a pre-2011 Shelby #8211; while the Shelby gyrates under hard the  981 simply sets for straight ahead, and lets the around your eyes back, Clockwork Orange as the 3.4L boxer emits an belligerent growl.

Before we forget about the auto critics, let#8217;s the much-feared electric steering in the new P-Cars. Let me put it this way; if told you that the 981 had EPAS, you know it. Maybe it does some outright feel, but a chassis this communicative, you have to be a real racer or a pedant (or both) to really or care.

Our street drive was for sussing out just how the Boxster on public roads, but this car is wasted on anything that have Armco barriers. was kind enough to set up a handling in a giant parking lot for us, and while I the slalom, I totally screwed the on the #8220;emergency braking avoidance#8221; where we accelerate full and then brake and steer at the moment in a direction of our passenger/instructor#8217;s

The first time, I did a daring transition when the instruction #8220;Brake right#8221;. The second I knocked clipped two cones. target fixation and my lack of awareness.

I am confident that the has what it takes to avoid small animals that run the road. As long as someone is behind the wheel.

Downtown provided a Boxster S and enough to rip around the back roads of for 90 minutes. Robert Burgess at Porsche extended the invitation to and TTAC. He can be reached at 416-603-9988

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