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
To drive, it's relentlessly impressive. Do it properly and you'll be rewarded with a car that claws through a chosen line even when the road is off-camber or viciously bumpy, with a soundtrack that sounds like a bass-heavy metallic chainsaw. Do it the slow-but-fun way and you turn the wheel, sense the understeer drag you inexorably away like a not-quite-beaten addiction, stamp the throttle and be rewarded with a pivot that neatly points the rear where you want it. It's fast, fun, light, small-feeling and... natural. Which is a surprise when you realise that the car we're driving appears to have had the entire Porsche options list thrown at it. Everything. As if someone in the Testwagen Department simply pointed to the brochure and said, "Yes, please."