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2013 Porsche Boxster S [w/video]

A Reminder To Drive After five days in Europe, I'm finally able to count the number of hours I've slept on both my hands and feet. I've been stuck in this sort of schmoozing fugue state for the past few days, part hapless journalist, part aimless wanderer. The Geneva Motor Show is over. Covered. Done. But my trip isn't even halfway through. There's one last thing to do and that's drive the all-new Porsche Boxster. That means another flight. Another shuttle. Another hotel. And yet another press conference. This one I actually care about. It's just too bad I can barely focus, let alone... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.4L Flat-6
Power:
315 HP / 266 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed PDK
MSRP:
$60,900 base
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