Porsche Boxster S manual review | carsguide.com.au

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Porsche Boxster

S manual

Starting at $133,300, the Boxster S is $100,000 less than the

Stuart Martin road and reviews the Boxster S manual.

Boxster S manual 4.5

Think of a knife and a Bowie – are sharp but they cut in different

It#39;s like that in two of the key models – the Boxster S and the 911 coupe we recently drove, the one is a finer and not as beefy, but both can through corners and put a big smile on the face.

The 911 is on the wrong side of but the Boxster S is far more reasonable, at $133,300.

Two seats, two boots, a flat-six and a $133,300 pricetag, also gets sports a touchscreen satnav and USB/Bluetooth-equipped system, dual zone control, a fully-automatic electric that can be erected in less 10 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, power windows and mirrors, steering wheel sans any buttons.

The instrument panel has the tacho in the with digital speed speedo to the left and a digital for a number of driver in readouts (a la with several display including satnav instruction.

The car#39;s pricetag had risen to with the fitting of amusingly PASM – Porsche Suspension Management – for 20in Carrera S wheels at $3390, $1850 worth of paint, electric sports for $890, folding mirrors for and the sports steering wheel for

Here#39;s where life interesting in the new Boxster S – a flat Boxer aluminium water-cooled with four camshafts and four valves per

The engine has an intake system been optimised for induction as well as using direct and variable valve lift and on the inlet side.

For those looking for a little frugality in their fun, a quick and smooth automatic fuel saver function, that can be disabled by its own button or by the Sport mode; it also the electrical system with energy recovery.

The result 232kW of power at 6700rpm, peak torque of 360Nm 4500rpm and 5800rpm.

That#39;s not asked to haul a lot of lard – the soft-topped roadster 1320kg and uses aluminium and bootlids) and steel in the body.

The is 35kg lighter than its and the model line-up has not increased in weight since its introduction in when it proffered up 185kW and within a 1295kg package.

The design crew maintain over revolution for its motto, so no doubt what you#39;re at is a Porsche.

Measuring just 32mm overall, the wheelbase is up 60mm for taller drivers getting in the cabin), track has increased and rear for a squatter, more look, it#39;s 13mm in overall height with a rake to the windscreen.

The Boxster has bi-xenon headlights, wider air and an LED tail-light section that has the automatic spoiler integrated

The roof is its own tonneau now and while the exhaust to differentiate the S have retained, they#39;re nestled a proper rear diffuser.

The space front and rear 280 litres all up – 150 litres in the and 130 litres above the engine.

expect ANCAP to slam one of into a pole for a crash rating anytime soon, but the S has no shortage of safety gear stability and traction control, brakes, dual front and airbags and whopper stoppers grabbed by four-piston aluminium front and rear, the front cover 330mm drilled and discs, the rears are slightly at 299mm.

The Boxster S has grown despite the of its longer-running sibling but this is a that deserves its own spotlight. The cabin is better accommodates occupants now and that#39;s thanks to a more wheelbase. The car-shaped key the flat-six behind your hip-joint into life and it and snuffles into life.

Hit the button and its woofle gets pronounced as you blip the right-hand

The test car is a six-speed manual something of a rarity not just in but across the board – but the short-throw lever into and idling quietly away, the and shift action quickly fun again.

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As does the soundtrack induction noise, metallic smile, change gears, do it all It#39;s not as brutal as the 911 in terms of – that would do – but it sings nonetheless.

A series of bends delivers the coup de grace – The poise of the mid-engined chassis is – you point with the wheel, which has no other system apart from the front wheels – and it

So connected is the front end to the steering it is almost almost surgical, no about electric power here, the Porsche system it. It can play a little under and again with the rear on corner exit, but largely it scythes through a bend and the next one. Beautifully.

The car had the optional adaptive suspension but on a perfectly-surfaced road or a racetrack you really need it. It#39;s and bump absorption in normal is talented enough for any public

Around five seconds PDK is a smidgin quicker) to 100km/h and its would bring it to a halt in order too – US testing it would stop from speed in about 31 metres, six metres sooner than average small family

Fuel use isn#39;t outrageous – the ADR highway-biased claim is 8.8 per 100km, but the trip computer was 12.4l/100km (at an average 44km/h) our week in the little German no mean feat given of the pro-active driving undertaken.

The experience is honest and epic, and sublime – a car you could would want to) drive day.


Price . from $133,300

. 3 years/unlimited km

Resale . 61 per cent Glass#39;s Guide)

Service . 20,000km/12 months

Safety . not tested

Spare . mobility kit

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