It’s the cheapest convertible that the prestige German car manufacturer has on offer, but don’t be mistaken, it’s also one of the best.
It’s a two-seater sports car, so the word ‘practicality’ doesn’t exactly spring to mind… but then you probably wouldn’t be looking for a convertible if this was important to you. There’s 275 litres of storage space split between the front and rear boot, so say goodbye to those golf clubs - or the person in the passenger seat.
That being said, the 718 Boxster does ‘sports car’ very well. It’s got a great low-slung driving position but sacrifices nothing in terms of visibility. There’s also plenty of adjustment in both the seat and the steering wheel.
There’s an entry-level 2.0-litre unit with 295bhp manages 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds, while the
larger 345bhp 2.5-litre S model manages that in just 4.6 seconds. Fuel economy isn’t the worst either, with 35mpg.
It may not have the characterful growl of the Mustang with its V8 engine, but this car handles a lot better. It’s firm but manages bumps in town reasonably well. Both the manual and automatic gearboxes are some of the most responsive on offer. Steering is precise, and there’s enough grip that you can hurtle around corners without losing control.
- Great fun to drive.
- Solid interior.
- Not the most exciting engine.
- Options can be expensive.