The Porsche 911 is the Holy Grail of sports cars. But Porsche has a problem from within: Their entry level car, the Boxster, has grown up. And it's good. Really good. If the 911 is King Hamlet, then the Boxster is Claudius, ready to usurp the throne at a moment's notice.
(Full Disclosure: Porsche wanted us to drive the Boxster S so bad that basically everyone here has had a chance to experience the magic. I drove the 2013 at Barber for my old job and once again recently because Porsche kindly let me take it for a week. They flew Jason to Barber to drive it last year. Matt had it for a week and named it one of the best he drove in 2012. We like the Boxster here.)