Chris Harris on the Porsche Boxster S

Chris Harris on the Porsche Boxster S

After his disappointing piece for the BMW M550dX Chris Harris is back in form with this Porsche Boxster S review. For the first time it has him questioning his preference for the mighty 911. That’s some wrap for what he has previously termed a girl’s car. We don’t necessarily agree with that because the Boxster has, generally, always been a cracking drive that rewards drivers, male or female.

However, it’s not all rose coloured glasses for the new 981 Boxster. In his review on Pistonheads Harris had this to say about the car’s electronic steering: “It takes about 10 seconds to spot the steering. The wheel is slightly dead in the hands compared to the old car—it doesn’t feel unnatural, just mute.”

It soon won him over, though: “Point the Boxster into a turn and it does two things completely at odds with the expectations laid-down by that initial numbness. It turns with unusual speed and efficiency, then clips the very point on the road you’d been aiming for. Repeat this process for 15 minutes and, like me, you’ll be left guppy-like with admiration.”

The video is all yours after the break.