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    Road and Track compares the new 981 Boxster S to the Jaguar F-Type S at LimeRock - Who wins?

    Road and Track decided to take the Jaguar S and the new Jaguar F-Type S to Limerock to see which sports car is the best. Now, the Boxster S is the highest performance Boxster that Porsche sells with its 315 horsepower 3.4 liter flat-6 (shared with the 991 Carrera). The Jaguar F-Type S is the mid-range model with a 380 horsepower supercharged 3.0 liter V6. There is a V8 Type S model above with a 495 horsepower supercharged 5.0 liter V8 although the Boxster has no answer for it.

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    So, there is some overlap as the F-Type can be aimed at either the Boxster or the 911 depending on trim. Looking at the engines one would think the Jaguar would be much faster but it isn't. The Boxster actually is slightly quicker in the 1/4 mile with a 12.6@109.7 versus 12.7@110.0 for the Jaguar.

    The Boxster's 684 pound advantage in curb weight shows. The F-Type needs more raw power and torque just to keep up and it also has a traditional automatic (with 8-speeds) versus the Boxster's 7-Speed PDK dual clutch transmission. The Boxster just makes more efficient use of its power.

    What about around the track? The Boxster S simply dominates the Jaguar. The Jag's weight distribution is 53/47 so a bit of weight from that supercharged motor on the nose. The Boxster's mid engine setup offering 44/56 front to back weight distribution is more conducisve to high performance driving on the road course. Combine that with almost equal acceleration and less weight and you get the laptime result seen here:

    Lime Rock Park - Lakeville, CT

    Lap Times


    • Porsche Boxster S - 1:02.33
    • Jaguar F-Type S - 1:04.49


    Just over two seconds for the Boxster S or basically an eternity around a road course when close to a minute per lap. The Porsche is the superior sports car. Road and Track puts it best, "The Porsche's superiority was conclusive and absolute. It could go deeper into the turns, the brake pedal alive under your foot and telling you exactly what was going on. The Jag could go almost as deep, but without the feel for the limit."

    As Jaguars often are the F-Type is pretty but it is more about looks and how you look in it rather than offering the best driving experience on the market. For that, there seems to be no substitute. Full results below.


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    Jaguar F-Type S Porsche Boxster S
    4 Steering Feel 5
    4 Handling 5
    4 Ride 4.5
    5 Engine Pull 3.5
    5 Exhaust Note 3.5
    4 Brake-Pedal Feel 5
    4.5 Driver Comfort/Support 4.5
    4.5 Exterior Styling 4.5
    4 Interior Ergonomics/Styling 4.5
    4 Gearbox 5
    43 TOTAL 45


    • Test Conditions
    • Temperature: 48F
    • Relative Humidity: 61%
    • Elevation: 930 ft
    • Wind: Calm
    • Location: Chelsea, Michigan



    2014 Jaguar F-Type S 2013 Porsche Boxster S
    PRICE BASE PRICE $81,895 $61,850
    PRICE AS TESTED $91,965 $101,070
    ENGINE LAYOUT front, longitudinal mid, longitudinal
    CONFIGURATION V-6 H-6
    INDUCTION supercharged naturally aspirated
    MATERIAL aluminum block and heads aluminum block and heads
    VALVETRAIN DOHC, 24 valves DOHC, 24 valves
    DISPLACEMENT 2995 cc 3436 cc
    BORE x STROKE 84.5 x 89.0 mm 99.0 x 77.5 mm
    COMPRESSION RATIO 10.5:1 12.5:1
    PEAK HORSEPOWER (SAE) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm 315 hp @ 6700 rpm
    PEAK TORQUE 339 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm 266 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
    REDLINE 6600 rpm 7600 rpm
    FUEL DELIVERY direct direct
    TRANSMISSION DRIVEN WHEELS rear rear
    TRANSMISSION TYPE 8-speed automatic 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual
    FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.31:1, limited-slip differential 3.89:1, limited-slip differential
    GEAR RATIO MAX SPEED (RPM) RATIO MAX SPEED (RPM)
    1 4.71:1 34 (6800) 3.91:1 44 (7800)
    2 3.14:1 51 (6800) 2.29:1 75 (7800)
    3 2.11:1 76 (6800) 1.65:1 104 (7800)
    4 1.67:1 96 (6800) 1.30:1 132 (7800)
    5 1.29:1 125 (6800) 1.08:1 159 (7800)
    6 1.00:1 160 (6800) 0.88:1 172 (6850)
    7 0.84:1 171 (6100) 0.62:1 172 (4825)
    8 0.67:1 171 (4850)
    MATERIALS & DIMENSIONS CONSTRUCTION, CHASSIS aluminum steel and aluminum
    CONSTRUCTION, BODY aluminum steel and aluminum
    LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT 176.0/75.7/51.0 in 172.2/70.9/50.4 in
    WHEELBASE 103.2 in 97.4 in
    TRACK FRONT/REAR 62.4/64.1 in 60.1/60.6 in
    DOORS/SEATS 2/2 2/2
    EPA CLASS 2-seater 2-seater
    CARGO CAPACITY 7.0 ft3 9.9 ft3
    DRAG COEFFICIENT x FRONTAL AREA 0.36 x 24.2 ft2 0.31 x 21.3 ft2
    CHASSIS FRONT SUSPENSION upper and lower A-arms strut-type
    REAR SUSPENSION upper and lower A-arms strut-type
    FRONT BRAKES 15.0-in vented rotors, 2-piston sliding calipers 13.0-in vented rotors, 4-piston fixed calipers
    REAR BRAKES 12.8-in vented rotors, 1-piston sliding calipers 11.8-in vented rotors, 4-piston fixed calipers
    TIRES Pirelli P Zero Pirelli P Zero
    TIRE SIZE FRONT, REAR 255/35ZR-20, 295/30ZR-20 235/35ZR-20, 265/35ZR-20
    STEERING ASSIST hydraulic electric
    STEERING RATIO 14.6:1 16.5:1 to 12.4:1, variable
    TURNS, LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.4 2.6
    TURNING CIRCLE 35.0 ft 36.0 ft
    WEIGHT & FUEL CURB WEIGHT 3839 lb 3155 lb
    DISTRIBUTION F/R 53/47% 44/56%
    WEIGHT-TO-POWER RATIO 10.1 lb/hp 10.0 lb/hp
    EPA CITY/HWY 19/27 mpg 21/30 mpg
    OUR FUEL MILEAGE 22.3 mpg 25.2 mpg
    FUEL CAPACITY 19.0 gallons 16.9 gallons
    RANGE 513 miles 507 miles
    RECOMMENDED FUEL premium premium
    ACCELERATION 1 FOOT (ROLLOUT) 0.3 sec 0.3 sec
    ROLLING START, 5–60 MPH 4.8 sec 5.0 sec
    QUARTER-MILE 12.7 sec @ 110.0 mph 12.6 sec @ 109.7 mph
    0–10 0.3 sec 0.3 sec
    20 0.9 0.8
    30 1.6 1.4
    40 2.3 2.1
    50 3.2 3.0
    60 4.2 4.1
    70 5.4 5.3
    80 6.8 6.7
    90 8.4 8.4
    100 10.3 10.3
    110 12.7 12.7
    120 15.4 15.5
    130 19.4 19.0
    140 25.9 23.7
    150 32.2 30.4
    TOP SPEED 171 mph (electronically limited, manufacturer claim) 172 mph (manufacturer claim)
    BRAKING & HANDLING 60–0 MPH 112 ft 110 ft
    80–0 MPH 196 ft 192 ft
    FADE none none
    ROADHOLDING 0.92 g 0.97 g
    BALANCE mild understeer neutral

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    So the Boxter has 40k in options? WOW!!!!! That's insane. 101k for 315hp my ass. I know there is a lot more in a car than just hp but damn. It's almost comical.

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    Porsche options add up. Nobody is buying a $101k Boxster.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Porsche options add up. Nobody is buying a $101k Boxster.
    True that!

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    40k in options is absurd, as is a 100+ thousand dollar Boxster... However, when you compare the base model Boxster S - and then throw in say 15k for the "good" options (the ones that contribute mainly to performance) - it almost looks like a good deal comparing it against the Jag FS at 92k...

    I am not surprised that the Boxster won this - but AM surprised how badly it beat the Jag. We are talking seconds here - that's insane! Porsche definitely knows how to tune a chassis - no doubt about it. They are also damn good at ripping people off with options. 100k for a Boxster - lol, that's ridiculous.

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    The F-type is simply beautiful.

    The coupe version should look even better.


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    The F-Type is beautiful and the exhaust note is probably the best I've ever heard on a stock car. The V8 S versoin of course.

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