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
They weren't kidding; it's a carnival of acronyms: PDK, PASM, PTV, PCCB, PSM, with extra leather, luxe and Sport Chrono. Adjustable suspension, active engine mounts (previously only seen on the 911), torque-vectoring, intelligent traction control and stability - if you check out the spec list, this thing should seem as natural as Gran Turismo VIII. But somehow it contrives to make nearly everything feel like old-fashioned roadster fun. At the sharp end, driving it between some very old, solid-looking trees - less Little Red Riding Hood, more Big Bad Wolf kind of forest - you can almost kid yourself that you're the one with the expanded skill set. Almost. But not quite. You can sense the helpful poltergeists.