Porsche Boxster

Porsche Boxster, second generation (Photo: jbcarpages.com)

We admit, we had overlooked this one. Sure there are a few high-performance sports cars that are fairly well-known for being good on gas (e.g., a four-cylinder Audi TT). But a Porsche?

It’s true! Apparently, since 2007, the Porsche Boxster is capable of achieving 29 mpg on the highway per the EPA’s new test methodology. Per the old EPA test methods, the second generation Boxster gets as much 32 mpg!  This is better than a brand new V6-powered Mitsubishi Eclipse, for example, which is nowhere near the Boxster in terms of sporting aptitude. Teutonic greatness? Yes.

We love the classic looks with overtones of James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder. Like all of the most beloved Porsches, the engine is behind the driver. The high-pitched whine of a gem of a Porsche 6-cylinder engine is there, too.

The Boxster has been critically acclaimed by both the press and enthusiasts since its inception in the late 90s. We are ever more pleased that with the improved gas mileage of the second generation model we can proclaim the Boxster as a genuine Hot Green Machine.

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