Welcome to the first video of 2014 on My First Supercar, so let's start off by me saying 'Happy New Year Everyone!'. 2 or 3 weeks ago if someone said to me 'i'd be kicking off 2014 with a video of a Porsche', I probably would have laughed and questioned whether an every day run of the mill Porsche would even be allowed on 'SupercarsofLondon'. The truth is, I have never understood why people like them? Let alone why people spent thousands of pounds on them! I thought Porsche fans and drivers lived in their own Porsche world and didn't know any other manufacture existed. Porsche have some of the most loyal customers, and year after year they all flock back to the dealer for the 'latest' 911 which has had the headlights redesigned. My experiences with Porsches have never been more than sightings...and they don't have a nice exhaust tone, they don't look too great and overall they seem to be a disappointment. So when Premiere Velocity said their latest Porsche Boxster S was ready to be reviewed, you can imagine my reaction...Ah the Boxster: The hairdresser's car that is also known as 'the poor man's Porsche'. My immediate response was filled with underwhelming feelings.
First off, is the Boxster a Supercar? No...Does it look good? Probably if you specced it well..Why is it on My First Supercar? Premiere Velocity assured me of it's fun character, and vast improvements from the older models. So I jumped in, not expecting too much. Bearing in mind the specific PV edition Boxster S cost £60,000 I immediately began comparing it to the likes of the GTR, R8 and older Gallardo's. First impressions were that it felt a lot more expensive, luxurious and well put together than the previous mentioned comparables. You sit nice and low (I like), and the seats are comfortable and you really feel like you're in a special vehicle....This review is not going the way I expected! I was nervous I was going to be at war with the Porsche community with this video, but I can assure you...I'm beginning to understand the Porsche fever!
Shifting through the gears was a hell of a lot of fun. The car has pace, and feels powerful. Through corners it enjoys the curves, and a couple of times even gave a quick bottom wiggle. These little things were amazing. The car loves to be driven hard, and is a real drivers car. The power is more than you need on UK roads and does everything incredibly well. I felt awful for the times I had bad-mouthed Porsche, without even experiencing what one is like to be in. I felt judgemental!
Overall the Boxster S is a very competent sports car that definitely puts a smile on my face. I'm glad I have gained a new perspective of the Porsche world so I can understand why people love them so much. But for me, Porsche's will never be on the same level as some of the other cars tested and especially my beloved Lamborghini's. The Boxster as well is definitely not a supercar, but the 911 GTS owned by Premiere Velocity is one I will be certainly looking forward to...
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