Many of us aspire to the Porsche 911, and rightfully so, but a great alternative to the German luxury sports car with a price tag that’s within reach for a lot more drivers is the Porsche 718 Boxster. The 911’s little brother is actually a more pure, more engaging sports car, a throwback to earlier Porsche cars from a time when modest power and perfect balance (with the latter being an attribute of the mid-engine design) were the hallmarks of the brand. The fact that the Boxster has a strong family resemblance to the 911 doesn’t hurt either.
The latest 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S have only four cylinders and are turbocharged, producing more power and possessing a fundamentally different (if controversial) character than the engines in their predecessors. The GTS and Spyder models, however, have an old-fashioned naturally aspirated 6-cylinder.
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