Discussion in 'Boxster' started by -=Hot|Ice=-, Mar 8, 2012.
IL got one in and wrote a very nice review!
2013 Porsche Boxster S First Drive
Autocar's First Drive of the 981 Boxster S PDK:
Source: Porsche Boxster S review - Autocar.co.uk
I think it actually looks better than even 991.
I can't help but think that this thing might look better than the 911 myself. I don't like the Convertible aspect, but the Cayman will be absolutely stunning and SURELY convince some buyers to save massive $$$$ from a 911. The 911 still has a "grandeur" over it, but if it weren't for the extra size of the 911, I probably would be thinking a Cayman would be my next car. The proportions of a Boxter/Cayman are too tight for me personally, but that's just simply just me.
That's a nice, succinct way of putting it.
Don't take it badly, but do you have claustrophobia? I on the contrary prefere the 981 over the 991 because it is so small, so much more compact and tight. If already the the Boxster is too small for you what then about a Honda S2000 or a Mazda MX-5 or the Subaru BRZ which I am about to buy!
In what way do you mean the 991 has "grandeur" over the 981? In size only or in something else also? From an emotional point of view, so in relation with heritage, the 911 will always be the icon. But from a technical point of view, I think the 981 has surpassed the 911, design is as good if not better, quality and tech are the same, just fit in the right powertrain, engines from the 911 GTS and 911 GT3 and it is game-over for the 911 in terms of performance. I myself never drove a rear engine and thus do not know what its like, but the mid-rear layout is more appealing to me and thus the 981.
Not only does it look good, I'm pretty sure no other model will result in the words grandeur and succinct turning up in the same post...
Yes, I think Porsche are on the right direcction in terms of design.
AutoBild first drive comparison - TT RS, Z4, SLK350 & new Boxster S
The new Boxster S is in its own league in terms of performance and handling - with great everyday usability.
The loud TT RS is way too stressful on long trips, while the Z4 and the SLK350 are too soft for the roadster-pedigree.
1st: Boxster S
2nd: TT RS & Z4 sDrive 35i
3rd: SLK350 BlueEFFICIENCY
New Porsche Boxster Auto Express
Our verdict on the all-new lighter, faster and more efficient Porsche Boxster after its Geneva Show debut
SOURCE: PHOTO'S & VIDEO
Read more: New Porsche Boxster review | Auto Express
EVO Drives the new 981 Boxster S - in a manual!
Driven: Porsche Boxster S
The new third generation Porsche Boxster is faster and cleverer than before - how has the driving experience survived the increase in technology?
Source: Driven: Porsche Boxster S review and pictures | evo
Best Porsche in the current line up
For much less money you get a better looking and better balanced car than the 991 what a masterpiece this new Boxster is :bowdown:
So far the steering seems to be out of this world. I forsee the Cayman driving like its on rails.
This is as close as you can get to an "affordable 458 Italia".
Porsche = unstoppable juggernaut.
Right now it seems, their limits know no bounds. The curves on the new Boxster are perfect, it's right blend of voluptuous and discreet.
Boxster S with PDK for me, please.
Car reviews | Porsche Boxster S | First drive: Porsche Boxster S | by Car Enthusiast
Porsches have looked good for some time now, in large part due to their unique and now iconic lines. Their design, in some ways to me, was always cerebral yet classic. But, I dare say, they are starting to look sexy too, especially with the 991 and this 981. With the 991, I asked, "What more do you want?" I think with the 981, that question bears repeating.
I want one exactly like that red one except with paddles, not those silly buttons on the steering wheel spokes.
This has to be one of the best design home runs in some time. Hard to find anything here not to like.... and I HATE small Roadsters!
Autocar Review of the entry level 981 Boxster
2012 Porsche Boxster S: Drive review - Autoweek