Cayman, boxster rip off.
Have you driven one?
I have owned one (an S) since April. It's just a daily driver and will never have the charisma of a Ferrari. But as a DD, it is an AWESOME car. Truly is. Fantastic weight distribution, lovely handling being slightly tailhappy (well noted for better handling than the 911), and quick enough. Fantastic interior, great ergonomics, practical for a mid engine car.
It's just a shopping trolley. But I love going shopping in it. I actually hate shopping, but any excuse to drive it.
As far as competing with Ferrari goes - no way. There are people who revere Porsche, and also those who hate Ferrari and just want to buy anything that competes with Maranello, but the majority will still stick with the Prancing Horse. This is because they've continued with their formula. Any Ferrari can show up at the club meeting and fit into the exclusivity of the event, but can you imagine sharing the club meet with Panameras and Cayennes? With Ferrari, the 250GTO rubs off on the 308. With Porsche, the Cayenne rubs off on the 911RS.
Personally, I love Porsches as driving machines. And I love Porsche's history. It's a proper brand that has unfortunately been cheapened by their decision to build more than sportscars. People say they are disgusted by Ferrari's marketing and exploitation of the brand, but I think Porsche has committed far worse sins.
Just as an observation: I frequently get the idea that when people think of Porsche vs Ferrari, they think blue collar vs white collar. Especially English fans seem to think along those lines. It's such non-sense. Porsches have never been affordable from new. Just more affordable than Ferrari, but it's still a luxury car in every sense of the word.
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