The 718 Boxster is the cheapest Porsche money can buy, and also one of the best.
A two-seater sports car with a mid-engined layout, it’s brilliant to drive, with strong engines, sharp handling and excellent manual and automatic gearboxes.
The interior is well built and nicely designed, with plenty of space and two separate boots – one in the front and one in the back – which makes it surprisingly practical.
It has a simple retracting soft-top so you can enjoy sunny days just as much as any winding roads, and it’s a better all-rounder than anything else in its class, including rivals as varied as the Jaguar F-type, Mercedes SLC and BMW Z4. However, the Audi TT Roadster is a much cheaper option, if a touch less scintillating in terms of its handling.