The Boxster that saved Porsche 25 years ago is a modern classic

The silver two-seat Porsche Boxster sports car grabbed the limelight at the Detroit Motor Show in 1993 but no one realised at the time that this was a game-changer for the premium German carmaker. In fact without the mid-engined Boxster, Porsche may never have survived at all. Times were hard for Porsche as the 1990s dawned. While customers were still buying the 911, the lack of an entry-level model was hurting the Stuttgart company. The Audi-powered 924 had been dropped in 1988 after years of being derided as the “housewife’s Porsche”. It never managed to convince the purists. Cheaper sports …

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