The Porsche 718 Boxster S was announced at the start of 2016 with the news that two cylinders would be taken away. In the place of a 3.4 litre flat-six would sit a 2.5 litre turbocharged flat-four. David Errington gives us his thoughts.
Badged the 718, a new generation of the Porsche Boxster calls upon the nostalgia of Porsche Motorsport. 718 is the designation that was given to the four-cylinder, mid-engine Porsche sports cars that won several races in the 1950s and 1960s.
The 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S are priced from £41,739 and £50,695, respectively and are available to order now from your Official Porsche Centre in the UK and Ireland. First customer deliveries will be in Spring 2016.
The day started at 6am, opening the curtains of the hotel room to a Star Wars style skyline as the sun emerged from the horizon, bearing down on Jack Frost who has laid his blanket on the surrounding fields, overnight.
As I headed to my car with bags in tow, knots of excitement worked their way around my abdomen, for I knew in a few hours I would be sat behind the steering wheel of arguably the most desirable sports cars of today.
After having keyed in the post-code for my destination, the sat-nav directed me through a number of sleepy villages until I arrived at Silverstone. I approached the gates and was greeted by the security guard who gestured me to the right. After driving slowly past Hanger Straight and approaching Stowe corner, the Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone became clearly visible.
An arrangement of cars were present in the car park, covered with a thin film of frost and a few drops of frozen condensation on the glass. I lost myself for a few moments, in awe at the silent thrum of the varying capacity of flat-six engines. Continue reading “Porsche 911 GT3 RS”
Hats off to the Chef at the restaurant of Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone. The food is excellent.
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When the Porsche Panamera was first launched, it was the ugly duckling of the German sports car range. However, around 8,500 Panamera Diesel models have been delivered to date. The Panamera Diesel makes up 70% of Porsche sales in the United Kingdom since its launch, and 15% of sales in the Panamera model range. If this hasn’t already said it for me; the Panamera Diesel is a fantastic car in every aspect.