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    Porsche Boxster - a real sportscar ?

    I wonder how many here in the forum believe that the Boxster is a sportscar.
    I own a SLK 320 and this car is far away from the definition of a sports car but the Boxster is in the same league, right ?
    Boxster - sportscar or not ? I am only curious.

    Re: Porsche Boxster - a real sportscar ?

    hell yes the Boxster is a Sports Car!

    Re: Porsche Boxster - a real sportscar ?

    You bet it is I can't even see where it went.

    Re: Porsche Boxster - a real sportscar ?

    I want to answer this with the following words taken from the net:

    So what exactly is a sports car? Is it a compact open-seater with no luggage space and a raspy exhaust note? Or is it a sleek and powerful 200-mph exotic? Depending on whom you ask, you may find it's both, or neither.

    Generally speaking, sports cars are performance-oriented cars targeted at auto enthusiasts. They're typically 2-door coupes or convertibles with powerful engines, sport-tuned suspensions and sleeker body styles.

    That said, the essence of sports cars is not really within a particular body style or drivetrain configuration, but more in what they do for the driver.


    I think the above text gives a pretty good definition of a sports car.
    And to add a personal thought on the Boxster: have you ever driven one? Especially the Boxster S is a very fine sports car, maybe not very powerful but very fast when it comes to turns and it can even outrun a 911 on the track in the hands of an experienced driver.
    Compare the Boxster S to a SLK 32 AMG: the SLK 32 AMG has almost 100 HP more than the Boxster S and it still can't outrun the Boxster S on the track. Power isn't everything.

    Re: Porsche Boxster - a real sportscar ?

    Well said Christian!!!
    I owned a Boxster S, and it felt more nimble than my C4C, more like a little bee if you like the image! Would litterally jump from a turn to another.
    The 911 is trickier on the limit and maybe more rewarding for that, also faster, more practical and of course, it is a leaving legend, nearly 30 years old, BTW, I expect Porsche to release a very nice 30 years anniversary edition next year or is it in two years?
    Never mind, all this to say YES, the Boxster is a real sport car and a great one

    Mistake!

    Sorry,
    The 911 will not be 30 but 40 years old in 2004, the 997 better be up to scratch, the Pressure is on Weissach!!!
    Fanch.

     
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