Porsche 718 Boxster - best performance cars 2018

Best performance cars 2017/2018 - Porsche 718 Boxster
9 Jan, 2018 9:30am

Switch to four-cylinder power hasn't failed to dilute the Boxster's excellent driving experience

To call the Boxster the poor man's Porsche is to do the car a great disservice. Over 20 years of development, the Boxster has become a great entry point to the Porsche range, and manages to deliver the kind of sure-footed handling fun that makes any driver feel like a natural behind the wheel.

The latest model has switched to a turbocharged flat-four engine, but while it doesn't sound as thrilling as the old flat-six, it hasn't done anything to spoil the driving experience. The car's mid-engined layout is perfectly balanced, with fluid steering and lots of confidence-inspiring grip.

Porsche 718 Boxster review

Even better is the fact the Boxster is such a useable car, and there's no doubt that you could use it on a daily basis. And while the initial purchase price will be high, everyday running costs are surprisingly agreeable for one of the best open-topped sports cars on sale. And if you don't fancy the wind in your hair, the hard-top Cayman is just as much fun as the Boxster.

Top 10 best performance cars 2018

  1. 1. Porsche 911 GT3
  2. 2. Honda Civic Type R
  3. 3. Ford Focus RS
  4. 4. Ferrari 488 GTB
  5. 5. McLaren 720S
  6. 6. BMW M3
  7. 7. Mercedes AMG C63
  8. 8. Volkswagen Golf GTI
  9. 9. Porsche 718 Boxster
  10. 10. Caterham 7
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