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Car and Driver: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster / Boxster S First Ride: Excellence, Blown


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-Having escaped Michigan in February for the south of France to sample the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster convertible, we arrive to find one of our two expectations for the trip dashed. It’s drizzling and 50 degrees at Michelin’s test track on the outskirts of Marseille, where we’ve gathered to experience some early prototypes of the newly turbocharged, four-cylinder Boxster and Boxster S. Everything else is going swimmingly, no pun intended. Buckled into the 718 Boxster S’s passenger seat, I’m fighting against lateral g’s to hold myself upright and scribble notes as the car blasts into a banked, high-speed curve. Philipp, a Porsche development hotshoe, jerks the wheel back to center as we hit the straightaway portion of Michelin’s small high-speed oval. My pen uncontrollably draws a diagonal slash across the notepad, graphing in real time the inverse relationship between grip and penmanship. READ MORE ››

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