So the good folks at Pfaff Porsche were kind enough to put on this test drive event at Mosport today. With two instructors from Porsche Canada, 8 new 981 Boxsters and a track + skidpad, we got a fun introduction to the car.
I'm not going to write a long-winded review. Suffice it to say the car is amazing.
Few key things:
1) The steering is a non-issue. I tried it back to back with my Cayman and could not feel a difference. If you can, you're a better man than me.
2) Pictures don't do the car justice. I'll go so far to say it doesn't photograph well. Just by moving up or down slightly you can get a totally different impression of it.
3) The stock exhaust is plenty loud.
Also, Launch Control is awesome. On a side note, I drove the 997.2 Turbo S with launch control at a track event last fall and the instructor laughed when I asked him about the durability of it. He said they'd run a diagnostic on that car and after travelling around the world to different Porsche events it had been launched 14,000 times without damage.
I love the Boxster so much I'm going to buy the hardtop version (Cayman) this fall. Done and done.