Porsche Boxter S

Porsche says the new Boxster is lighter and faster as well as more fuel-efficient and agile. Sometimes it’s hard to know where the facts stop and the hyperbole begins. That is, until you drive one, and then you realize words aren’t doing enough. It comes courtesy of a completely new chassis, one that it shares with the 991. It offers a longer wheelbase, wider track, and lower stance. These things alone might make it a joy in the corners, but Porsche ensures the driver is taking full advantage of the car’s capabilities through torque vectoring and active suspension systems. The engines are slightly more powerful but 15 percent more efficient, and a very small part of that efficiency comes from electromechanical steering. The advent of electric steering throughout the Porsche range is a little dispiriting, but most won’t notice. The absolute best part of the new 981 Boxster is its styling. Sharing much with upcoming 2015 918 supercar, the Boxster finally looks all grown up, trading its bashful, sleek design lines for assertive, edgy adulthood, and that’s no exaggeration.Porsche Boxter S photo1Porsche Boxter S photo2Porsche Boxter S interior

Price: $62,000
Engine: 3.4-liter F-6
Horsepower: 315
0-60: 4.5 seconds
Top Speed: 172 mph (limited)
Transmission: 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch
Torque: 266 foot-pounds