This was going to be a very straightforward assessment of a car that is a Porsche Cayman GT4 with its roof replaced by a slightly impractical fabric hood that requires you to stop the car and get out before it can be folded away. And I’d probably have said it was worth it for being the only member of the Boxster/Cayman clan with six cylinders.
But no longer. Porsche has binned its unlovely flat four from all but its cheapest models and made a new GTS with a slightly detuned version of the GT4/Spyder four-litre flat six. Filled with goodies, the Boxster’s roof is automatic, the car is 15kg lighter than the Spyder, trades just one tenth off the 0-62mph time and costs £7500 less.