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Porsche 718 Boxster review – interior and tech

Superbly built, but starting to feel its age if you’re into gadgets. Ergonomics are top-notch though

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  • Precision and poise that don’t require huge speeds to enjoy
  • Once you've tried the GTS, there's no going back to the four-pots

There's no way to hide it, the 718's interior is starting to look its age. However, the excellent ergonomics and build quality shine as strongly now as they did when the 981 was first launched 12 years ago. 

The infotainment system is simple and easy to use, and if you use mobile mirroring apps such as CarPlay or Android Auto the interfaces will be no different anyway. The button-laden centre console remains as a constant reminder of how many options boxes were ticked (or not), but is a nice tactile element to an interior that fundamentally just works.

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The driving position is brilliant regardless of your shape, with pedal placement perfect for heel-and-toeing in manual cars, and all the steering wheel is small and great to hold, solidifying that sense of quality.

Storage is also impressive for a mid-engined sports car, with the front and rear boots supplemented by reasonable interior cubbies. The issue is that although the Porsche badge may carry more cache than an Audi’s, the interior feels distinctly last generation compared to that of the now-defunct TT, although as we get closer to near total digitisation, the Boxster's physical switchgear is refreshing to use.

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