Porsche Boxster (2012-2016) review - all the sportscar you might ever need - Prices, Specs and Rivals

The ultimate open top sports car?

Prices, Specs and Rivals

Prices start at around £37,000, which is cheaper than top-spec versions of the BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK. You’ll pay a premium of around £8,000 for the S model with its bigger engine and marginal increase in kit while the GTS is a further £5,600 and adds popular options such as the active suspension as standard, 20-inch wheels, sports seats, sports exhaust and extra Alcantara and leather in the cabin.

Read our Audi TT roadster review

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

As an all-round proposition, the Boxster is harder than ever to beat. Audi’s TT Roadster, BMW’s Z4 and the Mercedes SLK rank are fine but blunt instruments by comparison, and aren’t nearly as much fun. Lower-rung F-Type Jaguars are tempting but stymied by their pathetic luggage arrangements (the Boxster has two boots). Compared to the previous generation car the current Boxster also looks much more confident and assured, and it certainly no longer deserves to be called the ‘poor man’s Porsche’.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mercedes/18211/mercedes-amg-one-hypercar-shown-in-new-teaser-video
Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar shown in new teaser video 

AMG’s F1-powered ultimate hypercar has been shown on track in a new clip
6 Dec 2019
Visit/buying-advice/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
5 Dec 2019
Visit/nissan/gtr/21433/limited-run-nissan-gt-r50-to-enter-production-in-2020
Nissan GT-R coupe

Limited-run Nissan GT-R50 to enter production in 2020

First customer GT-R50s set to hit the road next year, with prices starting beyond the €1million mark
5 Dec 2019
Visit/hyundai/i30-n-hatchback/201775/hyundai-i30-n-versus-hyundai-i30-tcr
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N versus Hyundai i30 TCR

Can Dickie Meaden beat Steve Sutcliffe in a straight(ish) race? We sent them to the Circuit Nuvolari with a pair of Hyundai i30 Ns to find out.
20 Sep 2019