There is no question that the 2016 Boxster Spyder is an incredibly attractive car, both top and top down. Porsche bragged about saving 24 lbs by removing the motors and glass rear window of the standard Boxster top and the Spyder is the lightest member of the Boxster family, despite having the larger 3.8l engine. In today's post, Dudestuff takes a look at just what compromises were made to make the worst convertible top sold on the market today.
Audi's finest, about to be replaced.
The 2016 R8 has just been announced. It's a V10 powered lighter weight monster with all sorts of awesome technology, which make it faster around a race track. Unfortunately, much of that technology conspires to alleviate the driver from the responsibility of doing what is really important - DRIVING.
Cars have gotten to the point where they are almost too good. Even 10 years ago, in the pinnacle of automotive engineering available for the general public to drive on public roads, you still had to work at it. You either had a flappy paddle gear shift that would dump you latte out on your passenger during a hard shift or a manual whose timing had to be perfect. Hydraulic steering had been pretty much perfected such that the effort could be tuned but information about what the tires were doing still came through. Navigation systems were crude and unobstrusive, you turned them off when you got to the road you wanted to drive on. Stability control was crude and got in the way of anything resembling fun.
Silicon Valley Dad, who loves cars, cooking, clothes and cameras