BMW M6 Convertible vs Boxster S
TG Speed Week pt II: are the M6 ‘vert and Boxster S proper hard-headed soft tops?
Posted: 24 Aug 2012
And the BMW has too much of the former and not enough of the latter. The trouble is that by aiming for a more civilised experience, some of the raw appeal of old has been lost. It's as if a smattering of fluff has been added in. The M6 is trying to cover too many bases - GT, town, back road - without ever figuring out which one it's best at.
The Boxster has definitely lost some of the edge that the old one had, so it no longer has quite as much close-quarters feedback, but it's still a wonderfully balanced car. And it would be a great thing to own out in the real world because it does so many things so well. But this isn't the real world. And when we've got 15 minutes left to play at Dunsfold, both convertibles get left on the bench. Seems like TG can't help but be ruthless with the roofless...b