Porsche 718 Boxster review

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The Porsche 718 Boxster is the cheapest convertible in the prestige German brand's line-up – and it's one of the best, too.

A two-seat, rear-wheel drive sports car with a mid-engined layout, the Boxster is brilliant to drive, with strong engines, sharp handling and excellent gearboxes.

The interior is well built and nicely designed, with plenty of space and two separate boots (one in the front and one in the back), so it is surprisingly practical.

It has a simple retracting fabric hood, so you can enjoy sunny days just as much as any winding roads, and the Boxster undercuts the rival Jaguar F-Type by thousands of pounds. However, it is quite a lot more expensive than an equivalent Audi TT Roadster, Mercedes-Benz SLC or BMW Z4, so it really worth the extra? Read on over the next few pages to find out.

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There are 3 trims available for the Boxster sports. Click to see details.See all versions
Entry-level Boxsters come with xenon headlights, LED running lights, 18in alloy wheels, part-electric seat adjustment, Alcantara and faux-leather upholstery, air conditioning and a 7.0in touchscree...View trim
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The S model gets a standard mesh wind deflector, 19in wheels, part-leather interior and sports seats, as well as extra styling details. You'll still want to add plenty of options, though...View trim
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The (for now) range-topping GTS gets black plastic skirting, dark 20in wheels borrowed from the 911 Carrera S, tinted lights, Alcantara interior trim and plenty of model designations. It also comes...View trim
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