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I was in Detroit this past weekend visiting the parents of a buddy. His dad is a retired designer for Ford (mostly in Trucks, but did some stuff on the new T-bird & stuff), and has a real passion for motorsports. He owns a new Boxster S ragtop with a Dansk exhaust. We were BS'ing about cars and stuff, and early Sunday morning, he offered to take me out for a drive, which I immediately jumped on...:naughty:

Now this guy KNOWS how to drive this car. He takes it to a private closed course in Michigan several times a year and races Vipers and stuff. He loves driving it, and pushing it to its limits. So I got to see firsthand how the Boxster S handles at the limit...

We got out on the freeway, and he speared it up to about 100 MPH. The acceleration was, as you might guess, breathtaking. In freeway driving, the passing power, even in high gear, was tremendous. Even in 4th and 5th gear, I got smashed back into my seat effortlessly. We took a couple of looping off-ramps at LUNATIC speeds. He just kept accelerating and accelerating through this 270-degree ramp. I couldn't see the speedo, but the G's were unbelieveable. As soon as the tires began to complain, he backed slightly off the throttle and it snapped back into the curve like nothing had happened. He pretty much just put the car through its paces for me, from acceleration to handling to braking.

Overall, a really impressive ride. The cabin was VERY small. Engine noise was PRONOUNCED, but I loved the sound of it. Ride was VERY stiff, but I suppose the 35- or 40- series tires had a lot to do with that.

And all this on a little over 250 horses. I couldn't imagine what the 911 would do to a man...
 

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If it makes any difference, this was a Boxster "S" - it's a little beefier than the ordinary Boxster. The guy mentioned a 3.2 liter with "about 250" horsepower. Although I'll admit, I know virtually nothing about them.

Motor Trend quotes:

0-60: 5.4

Transmission: Manual

1/4 Mile: 13.9

1/4 Speed: 100

Heckuva sweet ride, though...
 
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