The Boxster has never been my favorite Porsche. For that matter, the Boxster has never even been my favorite roadster.
I don’t have a good reason for that, other than the fact that the 911 exists and has always been a superior car. But where else can you go to find a midengine, lightweight, RWD roadster that’s as much fun to drive as the Boxster? There’s just not much in the way of competition there. For the money, though, a buyer can look at the Jaguar XK, Audi S5, BMW Z4 or even the Chevy Corvette. Each offers something the Boxster can’t, whether in the way of speed or more exotic looks.
Can the 2013 Boxster finally live up to the expectations of the Porsche name and be the purest sports car it offers?