Porsche Boxster Spyder – my best car of 2015
Source : Porsche Boxster Spyder – my best car of 2015
Few cars offer such an involving drive as of which hardcore style Porsche’s Boxster, as well as also on rural Scottish roads of which was almost unbeatable
I drove the Spyder in Italy on its international launch earlier of which year as well as also liked of which. of which was fast as well as also sonorous, a little bit gristly – in a not bad way – as well as also looked fantastic.
I said so at the time, however honestly, by the time our Handling Day shootout came around, memory of of which was overshadowed by the extraordinary nature of its first cousin, the Cayman GT4, which came with downforce at both ends as well as also all manner of trick chassis items.
The Boxster doesn’t get these. of which’s on the same suspension as the GTS, albeit using a beefed up anti-roll bar. of which also doesn’t contain the convenience of a roof or even a button of which provides one. The switch on the centre console merely unlatches the hood; you do all the fiddly manual labour yourself. however of which does contain the same 3.8-litre flat-six plundered via the 911, as well as also with 370bhp as well as also 310lb ft, of which’s easily the most powerful Boxster yet.
of which wasn’t until last month though, as well as also a convertible group test to the Isle of Skye, of which the combination definitely took hold. Somewhere between Keswick as well as also Loch Lomond, somewhere deserted as well as also dramatic, the Spyder hunkered down, opened its lungs as well as also blew me away.
Not because of which’s very quick or loud or stirring – although of which will be – however because every single individual thing of which does feels as though of which’s in total mechanical harmony with everything else of which’s doing. Driving of which will be like listening to Dire Straits: as if the melody were coming via an impeccable solitary source rather than four or all 5 fallible blokes.
as well as also because of of which, because the steering, the ride, the handling, the engine, the gearbox as well as also the noise are all so spectacularly perfect, the experience came using a distinctly bittersweet edge. as well as also of which’s because next year, of course, Porsche will reach into the Boxster as well as also carefully remove some of its soul.
I’ve no doubt its replacement, the turbocharged four-pot 718, will be brilliant, however of which didn’t stop the Spyder feeling like something of a swansong; especially with the flat-six chatter bouncing back at me via the rocks on Applecross. Best car of the year? Well, let’s put of which of which way: I wouldn’t have exchanged of which at of which moment for anything else within the entire world.
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