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Porsche 718 Boxster S

Porsche 718 Boxster S

Engine: 4 cylinder

2,5 liter

Power: 350 hp

0-62 mph 4,2 secondi

 

After the excellent experiences with the Jaguar F-Type Convertible and the Mercedes SLC 300, I decided to come back to Enterprise’s Exotic Car Rental at Heathrow airport for a new test drive.

This time the choice was the Porsche 718 Boxster, a bit because the convertible always makes sense during summer, also here in the United Kingdom where summer seems to be only a few days a year, and a bit to understand how goes a Porsche with a 4 cylinder engine.

In fact, the only time I had driven a Porsche in the past was the Cayman GTS 6 cylinder on the track.

Even with this car we headed to our favorite destination, what we now call “The Lighthouse Circuit“…

Once we arrived and found the high turnout of visitors, given the beautiful sunny day, we decided to move and then return at less crowded times: at sunset and sunrise.

Even at sunset, however, there were lots of people looking for a scenic shot…

So we decided to focus everything on the sunrise…

But let’s talk about the performance of this car; the Porsche 718 Boxster S, despite my doubts about the 4-cylinder engine, has excellent acceleration and a sound that I didn’t mind at all.

Obviously it is not a 6 cylinder, but forgot that, the sound is not that bad…

The 350 horses allow 0-62 mph in just over 4 seconds and the road holding is really excellent…

So, I did a first “warm-up” lap to see if and how many people were around at that time of the morning, and with immense pleasure I finally found that there was only someone like us looking for sunrise photographs…

The total absence of people at that time of the morning allowed me to have a lot of fun…

The Porsche 718 Boxster is really fun to drive, the 7-speed gearbox is incredibly fast and really easy to use with the paddles at the steering wheel, in the analog display of the tachometer always visible the gear you are in…

The only weak of the model that I tried, as can be clearly seen in the photo, was the steering wheel… really too big for a sports car, which also lacked the driving selector on the steering wheel.

But despite that, the sport mode was still available with a button on the central tunnel and this makes the car even more fun to drive…

You also have the option to turn off the stability controls, but of course we only recommend that to those who have excellent drive skills and preferably only if you are on the track.

I hadn’t driven a Porsche for a long time and I had forgotten how much fun this type of car was, and it was really a pain to return it.

Maybe I’ll be back soon to do another test drive with another Porsche, maybe a 911 that I haven’t had the pleasure of driving yet…

And you, have you ever drive a Porsche? Let us know in the comments what type of car you have tried and how your experience has gone, or leave us a comment on our social networks…

See you at the next test drive !!!

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