When it comes to convertibles that can handle, the Porsche Boxster has had the competition licked since its inception. The latest 718 Boxster is no exception, thanks to a mid-engine configuration that helps the car feel balanced and poised at all times, plus a range of turbocharged engines that offer entertaining and accessible performance even on the most mundane drives.
The fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 31mph, and with a front and rear boot, both big enough to take a couple of weekend bags, you could even call the 718 Boxster practical.
However, any long lasting impressions will be made from behind the simple steering wheel and slender pedal box, perfectly spaced for heel and toe gear-changes if you’re so inclined to order the six-speed manual over the PDK automatic gearbox. Thanks to delicious steering response and agile handling, the 718 is a sports car that you’ll be able to place on the road with incredible precision and relish every corner. That said, keep in mind that you’ll need to spend big on optional equipment to make your 718 Boxster habitable. Base specification makes a monastery look cluttered. Expert review
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