We've seen how the prices of typically specified Porsche 911s have marched upmarket, so it would have been entirely logical for Porsche to bump up the Boxster's price by some margin, especially given the rumours surrounding a smaller, cheaper roadster model to slot in beneath the Boxster that, for the time being at least, appears to have been shelved. Despite these indicators, the Boxster hasn't become significantly dearer.
The 2.7-litre Boxster is priced significantly under the £40,000 mark, but you'll need at £45,000-£50,000 budget if you're after a 315bhp Boxster S and around £53,000 for the 330bhp GTS variant. The Spyder is just over £60,000. The basic Boxster features an alcantara interior, 18" alloy wheels, auto stop/start and sports mode, remote control hood operation, audio CD with 7-inch colour touch-screen control, a universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity and a three year warranty. Choose the Boxster S and you'll find 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather interior and bi-xenon headlights in addition to the power advantage of the larger 3.4-litre engine. All new Boxster customers also get the opportunity to explore the potential of their car by participating in a complimentary course at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. It's hard to imagine a more enjoyable day you could spend with your new toy.