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2016 Porsche Boxster Launches So Hard It Wiggles Its Exhaust like a Tail

We've all seen Porsches dangling their exhausts a little bit during hard launched, but the 2016 Boxster Spyder takes this to a different level, wiggling its exhaust in a hypnotizing movement.
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You can see the 2016 Boxster Spider taking off in the video below, which comes from Auto Bild. As the rear axle is seeking traction, the exhaust moves up and down like a tail that's used to balance the car.

Yes, we know, that sounds a bit silly, buy you have to admit the movement is an extreme one. Then again, it has to be. Porsche claims the 375 hp Boxster needs 4.3 seconds to hit 60 mph (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds), but Zuffenhausen has always been conservative about such numbers. Thus, the car is actually closer to four seconds flat.

As expected, the 911-borrowed flat six at the center of the Boxster Spyder offers us plenty of aural treats, be it under or at the redline. Never has the Boxster been pushed so far into Neunelfer territory and this shows.

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Porsches are like Dune's Reverend Mothers, rearranging their internal structure to cope with the various demands. Nevertheless, we were not talking to the exhaust, which only features sound-controlling valves.

Instead, we were referring to engineering trickery such as PDCC, PASM and the future variable compression ratio - since this hasn't been launched yet, Porsche's alphabet soup doesn't include an abbreviation for it.

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