Porsche's entry-level roadster is tremendous fun to drive and offers strong performance. Both the base and S versions are offered with a choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automated-manual transmission. The base model we tested had a responsive six-cylinder engine and a smooth, crisp-shifting manual transmission. Handling is still excellent despite some loss of steering feedback in the current generation, and the ride is not punishing. The power top deploys quickly and can be operated at speeds up to 35 mph, and the front and rear trunks are a bonus. Reliability has been average. The 2017 model year brings a new name "718 Boxster" and new 2.0- and 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines.