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Porsche’s Boxster has a huge, loyal following owing to its perfect weight distribution and a phenomenal engine, but now in 718 Spyder RS form, it’s even better.
Words by Bill Lindsey | June 23, 2023 | Luxury

We’ve all heard the snide comments about the Boxster calling it the “Barbie Porsche” but those who actually know cars recognized this compact, mid-engine convertible as an under-estimated track star when it first arrived on our roads. For 2024, the Porsche 718 Spyder RS gets even better as it is essentially a convertible GT4, complete with a 493-hp flat-six engine with a 9,000 RPM redline, linked to a PDK seven-speed automatic gearbox. The suspension is just a tiny bit softer than that of the GT4, making this an ideal weekend track toy and daily driver. The interior is comfortable even for long drives, but race-oriented, with door straps instead of handles, and a manual soft top, all in the interest of keeping weight low and performance high. This little beast goes as good as it looks, and it looks great;