30 Jul '15, 6am

Fancy a Porsche Boxster? Get a Mazda MX-5 instead

There are many things to love about a third-gen Porsche Boxster – while the Spyder is the most sought-after, the baseline Boxster is already an all-rounder that’s desirable enough on its own. The two-door coupe has a respectable 2.7 litre flat-six that does the 0-100 km/h in under six seconds, handles and brakes well, and its 1,309 kg mass means power-to-weight ratios are likewise impressive. Still, why not get a 2016 Mazda Miata (MX-5) instead? That’s what Mazda Parts USA , the part retailer for Mazda in the US, is asking. While both carmakers are not immediate rivals, in this case it’s being made out that they are – the Mazda outfit has come up with a very clever comparison infographic to show how the Mazda MX-5 is not too far off from the base-model Porsche Boxster in terms of performance figures. To give you a clearer picture of key items detailed, while the MX-5 has a...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2015/07/30/fancy-a-porsche-boxster-get...

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