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
Of course, you can prevent the obsession with low rpm by putting the car in Sport Plus, but that just makes the Boxster a bit gung-ho. The exhaust opens up, it'll change down as soon as it gets below 4,000rpm, rev hard and long, blip the downchange and generally feel six-beers aggressive. In fact, by far the best way to drive the car is merely to tap the gearstick into Manual (a quick lever flick to the left) and choose gears yourself. It's smooth, fast and supremely easy. And still leaves you wondering whether that standard six-speed manual might be a much more intuitive car.