Sports Car of the Year: M135i vs Boxster
Two cars divided opinion so much that they required one last test. Stand back, and release The Stig...
Posted: 11 Jan 2013
This has confused The Stig, who batters both cars around the track until the Porsche is running on fumes and the BMW is trailing round tyres that have suspicious little canvas bits peeping through like an untucked shirt. Neither seems to gain a definitive performance advantage and The Stig simply screeches to a halt mid-lap, stares hard at both cars, and stomps off to wherever it is that he goes. As he leaves, a small puff of exasperated smoke wafts out from underneath his visor. Funny that, because before we got here I thought he'd prefer the purity of the Boxster, even through the exciting fug of BMW lairiness. I thought that there'd be considerable decision weight in its mid-enginedness, and the fact that when you think of a sports car, nine times out of 10, you'll picture something Porsche-shaped.