For 2017, Porsche's redesigned Boxster roadster is renamed 718 Boxster.
It offers turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines, replacing the previous Sixes.
Most 718s come with a seven-speed automated manual, which impersonates a manually shifted gearbox quite well.
A manual is also available.
Chopping off two cylinders brought more readily available power and a throaty thrum, but at the expense of Porsche's high-revving zing.
Handling is superlative with impressive grip and balance, which make the car super-responsive and fun to drive.
The ride is very firm but not too punishing.
The cabin has a premium ambience, but the button overload takes getting used to.
Opening or closing the well-insulated power top takes 10 seconds, even on the move up to 43 mph.
The front trunk is a bonus.