2008 Porsche Boxster

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$45,800 - $64,900
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Engine Engine 2.7LH-6
MPG MPG 20 City / 29 Hwy
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2008 Boxster Overview

Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Our colleague Chris Tutor recently took the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder for a few quick turns around Barber Motorsports. A tad more powerful than the Boxster S, and filled with red leather, he discovered it was plenty of car on the closed circuit. We recently had a chance to get the special edition RS 60 off the track and onto the back roads of Rhode Island and Connecticut, and got to see what the car could do on twisting country lanes – and unexpectedly, in the rain. The likewise unexpected result: damn near perfection. Follow the jump to find out how,and check out the gallery of hi-res and sometimes very damp images below. %Gallery-28965% All Second Drive gallery photos Copyright ©2008 Sergio Jurado / Weblogs, Inc. %Gallery-25065% The Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder we drove costs $59,065. For that money, you do not get navigation. You do not get power seats. You do not get an iPod hookup, nor a manual trunk release, nor an 'Auto' setting for the headlights (which, along with that trunk release, will be a factor later on in our story). At times, the Plexiglass windscreen between the seats squeaks. When the aluminum-backed seats are pushed all the way back against the carpeted rear bulkhead, they might squeak as well. The red and metallic dash is almost constantly reflected in the steeply raked windshield. And then there's the matter of purity. This particular blogger had a thing about Porsches: you either had a 911, or you had... whatever it is you had. We owned a 993 for a while, and simply could not understand how anyone could leave the Porsche dealership with anything other than The Icon. We didn't look down on Boxster drivers... we simply didn't quite... get it. Now we do. Porsche can charge you $59,065 for the Boxster RS 60 Spyder because, for all it doesn't come with, it comes with one thing worth every red pfennig: deliciously coordinated delivery of sublimely engaging driving sensations you will not find anywhere else outside of Porsche. It's been said ad infinitum. I will say it again: no other automaker has distilled the thrill of driving as perfectly as Porsche. The steering wheel is the perfect size, in the perfect place. There are no buttons on its spokes for cruise control or volume or the dash information display. It says, "I am not a universal remote. I am for driving." The seats – gasp -- leave one plenty of room in the cabin, something I couldn't entirely say of the last 911 I drove. The sports recliners also hug perfectly -- even during those Over-the-Road hauls -- in a way that keeps your lower back, kidneys, and rump far too busy being comfortable to bother you. There is a Terminator-esque gearshift, a proper 6-speed snickity-snick dealy-o, that begs you to rest your hand on it. And when it's time to shift... egads... …
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2008 Boxster Overview

Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Our colleague Chris Tutor recently took the Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder for a few quick turns around Barber Motorsports. A tad more powerful than the Boxster S, and filled with red leather, he discovered it was plenty of car on the closed circuit. We recently had a chance to get the special edition RS 60 off the track and onto the back roads of Rhode Island and Connecticut, and got to see what the car could do on twisting country lanes – and unexpectedly, in the rain. The likewise unexpected result: damn near perfection. Follow the jump to find out how,and check out the gallery of hi-res and sometimes very damp images below. %Gallery-28965% All Second Drive gallery photos Copyright ©2008 Sergio Jurado / Weblogs, Inc. %Gallery-25065% The Porsche Boxster RS60 Spyder we drove costs $59,065. For that money, you do not get navigation. You do not get power seats. You do not get an iPod hookup, nor a manual trunk release, nor an 'Auto' setting for the headlights (which, along with that trunk release, will be a factor later on in our story). At times, the Plexiglass windscreen between the seats squeaks. When the aluminum-backed seats are pushed all the way back against the carpeted rear bulkhead, they might squeak as well. The red and metallic dash is almost constantly reflected in the steeply raked windshield. And then there's the matter of purity. This particular blogger had a thing about Porsches: you either had a 911, or you had... whatever it is you had. We owned a 993 for a while, and simply could not understand how anyone could leave the Porsche dealership with anything other than The Icon. We didn't look down on Boxster drivers... we simply didn't quite... get it. Now we do. Porsche can charge you $59,065 for the Boxster RS 60 Spyder because, for all it doesn't come with, it comes with one thing worth every red pfennig: deliciously coordinated delivery of sublimely engaging driving sensations you will not find anywhere else outside of Porsche. It's been said ad infinitum. I will say it again: no other automaker has distilled the thrill of driving as perfectly as Porsche. The steering wheel is the perfect size, in the perfect place. There are no buttons on its spokes for cruise control or volume or the dash information display. It says, "I am not a universal remote. I am for driving." The seats – gasp -- leave one plenty of room in the cabin, something I couldn't entirely say of the last 911 I drove. The sports recliners also hug perfectly -- even during those Over-the-Road hauls -- in a way that keeps your lower back, kidneys, and rump far too busy being comfortable to bother you. There is a Terminator-esque gearshift, a proper 6-speed snickity-snick dealy-o, that begs you to rest your hand on it. And when it's time to shift... egads... …Hide Full Review