Porsche Boxster S Review and Pictures

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Porsche Boxster Review

With a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds, the Boxster S is quite a quick roadster thanks to the 260bhp on tap from its 3.2 litre engine. And the 2.7 litre standard car doesn’t hang about either, producing 228bhp which in the 5 speed manual version gives a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds. Originally launched in 1997 with a 2.5 litre engine, Porsche enthusiasts demanded more power, and they got it, but to be honest, every Boxster ever produced is a masterpiece of engineering.

MY2003 Porsche Boxster S

Both two seater Porsches are so much more than a quick blast to 60mph. There are people who wonder how the little Porsche’s can cost as much as they do, but we reckon those people have never driven one. Both the standard car and the S are so much more than their component parts, adding up to an unbeatable package. Drive one, and you’ll want one – its as simple as that.

So don’t even think about taking a test drive for fun; not unless you’re prepared to put your hand in your pocket.

Porsche Boxster

Sit in any Boxster and your immediate impression is that it’s a quality car. We’ve heard some drivers describe it as aging, but we prefer to think of the cabin, which is shared with its big brother the 911, as classic. Everything is to hand, the typically Porsche instrument console is shielded by the trademark eyebrow, and the seating is comfortable and supportive.

The quality of fittings is good, and switchgear feels just right, though some would say that it’s not quite up to the standard of the latest offerings of other high end manufacturers. The sculpted, leather sports seats are supportive and you get a feeling of being snugly held in a solid, tactile environment; and if you’ve opted for one of the many combinations of leather trim, that feeling of quality is enhanced further.

Optional Leather Sports Seats in Boxster S

But adjust your driving position, perform your pre-ignition checks, and turn that key. The sound is simply beautiful. Depending on whether the roof is up or down, you get a different experience.

Roof down, you’re out in the open air, and the predominant noise is that of the deep throated exhaust expelling the gasses from the large flat six engine. With the top up, the engine itself makes more of an impact, with the exhaust noises underlining the sounds from the incredibly complex power-plant that sits just behind the front seats.

But either way the sound is just fantastic; Porsche engineers have created an amazing experience for owners even before first gear is engaged; and those we’ve talked to never tire of the engine’s note, and many rarely use their stereos lest they detract from the music playing behind them. We’re left wondering whether all this is just a side effect of the engine’s location in front of the rear wheels, or a carefully tuned symphony that took thousands of engineering hours to perfect. Knowing the precision of Porsche, it’s probably the latter.

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