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
On a basic level, every parameter that makes a difference has been subtly tweaked. You sit further down in a car that now sits ever-so-slightly lower overall by a fat-finger width of 13mm. The wheelbase is 60mm longer, and the track widths - between the wheels widthways - are up by 40mm at the front, just under half as much at the back. The car itself is a smidge longer, but the front overhang has been shaved to compensate, so the car's lines are more elongated than before, making it look striking without being fussy. Standard Boxsters run 18-inch rims, the S 19s, with 20s as an option on both. On a car this modestly proportioned, they look big.