Lotus Elise versus Porsche Boxster
Both the Lotus Elise and Porsche Boxster offer an incredible driving experience. They each provide a somewhat affordable (or very affordable on the used market) mid-engine performance roadster . But that is where the comparison largely ends. They are both fast and ready for a curvy road, but they use very different methods of accomplishing this.
The Elise truly harkens back to the philosophy set by the British sports car maker’s founder, Colin Chapman, of adding lightness. This is what makes the small Elise great as it provides an excellent power-to-weight ratio even without much horsepower.
The Boxster is on the other end of the spectrum. It is a comparably heavy car, but it offers a more refined drive with much more horsepower. From a power-to-weight ratio it is very close to the Lotus, but in a more livable package.
Let’s take a look at some of the comparable variations of each model and see just how close or far apart they are.