Cornering the market on raw German performance, the 2014 Porsche Boxter S has a reputation to uphold. The base model runs $50,400; and the fully optioned convertible will run you $62,100.
Featuring a detuned 3.4L F6 from the Carrera 911, the Boxter puts down 315hp and 266 ft-lb of torque. The Boxter is available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The manual accelerates to 60mph in 5.6 seconds, while the 7-speed auto’s dual clutch gives it a slight advantage with a 0-60 of 4.2 seconds. The Boxter makes up for its lack of raw power, with a rear-mounted engine and a lighter, nimbler, chassis and frame, while boasting 20mpg city/ 30mpg highway.