More power, less thirst: everybody wins with the revised second-generation Boxster.
The performance junkies’ thirst is quenched by bigger flat-six engines – a 252bhp 2.9-litre (up 10bhp) and a 306bhp 3.4-litre (up 15bhp) – while new technology and the addition of Porsche’s double-clutch automatic gearbox reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 15%.
So where’s the catch? Certainly not in the driving experience. Already one of the most entertaining and well-balanced drives money can buy, the Boxster is further improved by a limited-slip differential – an option well worth shelling out on.
Perhaps it’s a painful price increase over the outgoing model? Nope: the modest 2.5% price levy was wiped out by the VAT decrease.