You beat me to it...I had exactly the same experience while parked in Solvang, CA after a run through the Santa Barbara wine country. Except they were probably 10ish, and riding scooters...but same skid-to-a-stop reaction. They took dozens of photos with their phone cameras while I was having lunch across the street.Great article. I completely agree with just about everything said . . . except:
"The Boxster Spyder is not excessive or exotic. It isn't the kind of thing that gets 14-year-old boys drooling."
I have to disagree. Maybe things are just a little backwater here in Oregon, but last weekend, two 14 year old boys were riding by on bikes, literally slam on the brakes, skid out, stop, one looks at the other and says: "Oh my God!!!!".
I enjoyed the comment about it being a "starter Porsche" even more.I always enjoy the Corvette guys who feel the need to comment...
"At $60K, you are awfully close to the price range of a Z06 Corvette. Go drive one and then the other. I promise you'll like what the Americans have to offer"
Wow, that's quite a review. It actually makes me more curious about some of the changes made to the Spyder (and if I can retrofit to my Cayman). I wasn't aware that they changed to a faster steering rack.