Porsche Boxster (2012-2016) review - all the sportscar you might ever need - Design

The ultimate open top sports car?

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The lighter, lower, faster, more efficient 981 generation Boxster doesn’t just look a whole lot better than the older Boxster, its body is 40 per cent more torsionally rigid, the front track is 40mm wider, the rear 18mm wider and the wheelbase is 60mm longer. Yet it weighs 25kg or 35kg (depending whether you pick the manual or PDK options) less than the previous car.

Best looking of all, the GTS has 20-inch wheels and smoked ‘Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus’ bi-xenon headlights, which adjust the range of their beams according to the traffic ahead.

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The car’s nose is 30mm longer thanks to a modified spoiler lip, and the air inlets are larger. Mechanically, there’s PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), plus Sport Chrono, which allows you to tune the damping and throttle response at the touch of a button. Also standard are ‘Sports Seats Plus’ and a sports exhaust. Option these parts on a Boxster S and you’d raise the price to GTS levels.

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