TG drives the Porsche Boxster S
Can the King of the Roadsters grow up without selling out? We headed to the Black Forest to find out...
Posted: 10 May 2012
It feels effortless. A bit slow, even. But that's because this new Boxster is making short work of long problems, sucking up the thump of broken tarmac like a big coupe, PDK seven-speed gearbox shuttling between ratios like a robot conjuror. It doesn't feel like a small roadster. Heading towards much twistier roads, I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or not.
The thing is, I'm in a roadster, right? So I should be trading off some jiggle and twitch for a later fun-stuff pay-off, be prepared for a light buzz of tinnitus after a good three-hour motorway doze. But that's not happening. And I know this particular area of Der Schwarzwald: the roads are blitzed by freezing winters and baking summers so regularly that they have the smoothness and texture of the average teenager's face. This car must be good. Is good.