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Porsche Boxster

Car review: Porsche Boxster

on to your seats: Martin and prepare for blast off in the new Porsche – possibly the world’s best Photograph: Observer

Price £37,589

MPG up to 34.4

Top speed

Kitty is a pretty 13-year-old a winning smile and long plaits. She also has … and finds it very difficult to but there is no doubting what thinking as I floor the accelerator of the Boxster and send us swooping a long left-hander. She lets out a of glee and punches the air with her It’s infectious and I let out a huge too. Yeeeeeeehaaa.

I jam the gear stick into and the car’s mighty 2.7-litre engine joins the party a throaty holler.

Kitty has as a thrill seeker. Her brother told me she’d ideally to spend every weekend into the front seat of the or the Megafobia. Or maybe the Steel – a sort of Magimix for your

Whatever, there was nothing my driving that was going to her. But I was certainly going to it a good shot. I stood on the surged round bends and speed bumps like pads… Nothing but screeches of

I’d told Kitty’s mum be out for 20 minutes, but after an hour she hadn’t had enough – and neither had I. ‘s Boxster is as addictive as gets.

The entry-level Boxster is belittled as the pauper’s Porsche. And at it’s true it is the cheapest and basic Porsche you can buy. But not some stingey, watered-down It’s still a front-row for one of the most peerless driving you can have. And people have queuing to get their bums on seats ever since it was introduced.

The car has always been Porsche’s sports car – outstripped only by the SUV.

Porsche Boxster

The Boxster’s name from the fact that it has a (or horizontally opposed) engine and is a (two seats and a soft But the name seems to suit it that. It’s short, and pugnacious. Its wide-tracking front scooped flanks and square make it look more a supercar than some of its But perhaps the best thing the Boxster is that it celebrates

Porsche makes cars of capability with extras as long as your arm. But the Boxster everything has been as uncomplicated as possible.

Blue-sky the stunning new Boxster – possibly the roadster ever built. Observer

There are two engines a 2.7-litre or a 3.4-litre unit. Buy the one – it’s all you need. How often can be said?

The car comes with a six-speed gearbox, too, so no fiddly paddle shifters or anaesthetising It’s proper driving a terrific old-school, short-throw stick and square-bottomed steering

Climb in and there is no sense of short-changed on the interior. There are wrapped leather panels, and rubber touch points and immaculate instrumentation. The double-skinned roof flips open in to stow behind you, there is still a surprisingly boot to complement the usual baggage cubby up front.

But automotive adrenaline isn’t for After Kitty’s dad lifted her the car – he was very impressed at the support the bucket seats had offered her – I Caspian, her little brother, if he a spin. Yes, he said

But only if you shut the roof – and go slowly!

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