Perfection. Few automakers dare to tread onto a word that stands for such simple and stunning beauty. After all, cars are just not perfect, and most automakers are loath to raise the bar on the products they sell to such a ridiculous level. Most are not Porsche, however, and Porsche is all about perfection.
And from the looks of it, they get pretty close with the 2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S. With a straight and serious face, Wolfgang Durheimer, director of research and development, unabashedly and without hint of marketing-speak proclaimed that they were approaching perfection with the latest evolution of the popular roadster.
He may well be right.
The 2005 Porsche Boxster has been significantly upgraded throughout, with up to 80 percent of the existing Boxster scrutinized and tweaked for the 2005 model year. What's even more perfect is the price: at $43,800 and $53,100 for the Boxster S, the new vehicles actually cost less than 2004 models.
Wheels & Brakes
Ugh. As if that matters. Driving a Porsche is not about the cupholder and storage holes. Driving a Porsche is all about the feel of the thing on the road, the smell of the drive and the total sensory experience of a fast car built to go faster. Chances are, you can count on getting an even greater dose of that sensation in the thoroughly updated and improved 2005 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S. It may not be perfection, but it's pretty close to what perfect looks like under $55,000.