The 2008 Porsche Boxster is really and truly hard to beat. It’s a sports car, a daily driver and a luxury vehicle all wrapped into one, with that undeniable, beautifully-inspired Porsche styling thrown in. The Boxster is offered in Roadster, Roadster Limited Edition, Roadster S and Roadster S Limited Edition trims, with engines ranging from a 245 horsepower 2.7-liter flat 6-cylinder to a 295 horsepower 3.4-liter flat 6-cylinder that generates 251 lbs-ft of torque. Inside, luxury amenities abound, including auto climate control, navigation, heated lumbar seats and a trip computer.Read more Read less
A new Porsche GT3 RS Orange Boxster, made in a limited number of only 500 vehicles, is the big news for 2008. The Limited Edition Boxsters get the same orange-and-black motif, along with some of the same appearance cues, as found on the race-ready, exclusive 911 GT3 RS model, plus a performance sport exhaust, black convertible top, and special Alcantara interior trim. The rest of the Boxster line is carried over to 2008.
Outstanding performance; sensory driving experience; available interior upgrades; flashy Limited Edition models.
The Porsche Boxster is more serious and performance-oriented than most other two-seat roadsters for 2008, yet it's comfortable and tight enough inside to drive year-round, provided you're not in the Snow Belt. And critics almost universally praise it in terms of the very direct sensory driving experience it provides. The base Boxster makes a tempting value proposition relative to those other roadsters, but beware that heavily optioned Boxster S models can approach the low end of the 911's price range.
Boxster-6 Cyl.-5/6 Spd.