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For those who place low end torque, handling and quality ahead of sound coming out the butt - 718


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The difference in speed between the base and the S is mostly a figment of Porsche marketing and cost accounting imagination.

The 718 manual sounds like a amazing Porsche that undoubtedly will 'catch on'.

Primarily a driver's car, rather than a pampered, polished, back roads cruiser. cool smiley

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"A mile of highway will take you one mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere."
Pix 6 & 7 look so F-car-like from the front wheel forward. Thanks for sharing.
Pretty strong review. Everything seems great except the sound.

I followed one recently on the road and it does sound very different.
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Gary in SoFL
The difference in speed between the base and the S is mostly a figment of Porsche marketing and cost accounting imagination.

The 718 manual sounds like a amazing Porsche that undoubtedly will 'catch on'.

Primarily a driver's car, rather than a pampered, polished, back roads cruiser. cool smiley

[www.caranddriver.com]

The article's performance numbers were surprising--and no mention of lag.
The S/manual I drove last year was very quick; the base with PDK was decidedly less quick--which seemed odd at the time.
If these time are representative,the question would be why anyone pay the upcharge for the S?
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He tries hard to rationalize the sound, but the proof of the (sound) pudding is in the listening, towards the end of the review, starting at about 18.00.
Chris Harris' review:
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Chris Harris is spot on. The new Boxster is the best in its class. it's a great car, just not as go as the one you could buy last year.

If you buy a car by the numbers on the spec sheet, then you'll like the new Boxster better.

If you want an engaging car, one with soul that gives you a thrill at every gear change as you carve through the twisties, the 891 is the one to have.
Re: As usual
boxtaboy - 6 months ago
Yep, and here's a fella who had a 986, then 987s tip and then 987s manual, then also bought a 718s to drive in addition to his 987s, and hated it. Ended up selling the 718s and replacing with a Panamera and 991 GTS, and kept the 987s! I think if you have never driven a Boxster with the flat 6, you'd love the 718, but otherwise would have a hard time liking the new flat 4.

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