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.
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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’.