The Porsche 718 Boxster is a low-slung drop-top sports car that is used mostly for a quick burst on some twisty roads or for a sprint down a long and wide straightaway. However, this being India, one 718 Boxster owner in Madhya Pradesh decided the best thing to do with his convertible Porsche sports car was take it off-roading down a rocky slope.
Thankfully the driver of the 718 Boxster gently nurses the car down the rocky slope. Though there are a few hairy moments when the Porsche has only three wheels on the ground and when it slides forward for a few moments, he manages to bring the 718 Boxster down onto a firmer and flatter platform as the video comes to an end.
What the owner of this Porsche sports car did was rather foolhardy as unlike its Macan and Cayenne SUV siblings, the 718 Boxster is not meant to go off-road. The 718 Boxster sports car, therefore, does not come with off-roading features like hill descent control or ride height adjustment for off-roading or with off-road driving modes and tyres to help it ride down the rocky and muddy terrain seen in the video.
Thankfully the ABS and other braking systems look to be working overtime in the video as well, which is one of the reasons why the 718 Boxster doesn’t end up sliding down the slope uncontrollably. Another reason for this is the fact that the driver was driving at a rather slow rate of speed.
While the driver and the 718 Boxster may have safely made their way down the path where no sports car is supposed to take, there are still quite a few problems that the Porsche’s owner could face. Since the sports car can be seen slipping and sliding down the path, there is a chance that the foolhardy ride may have caused damage to the undercarriage of the Porsche, which would result in a heavy repair bill for the owner.
However, no details are currently available if the Porsche Boxster seen in the video needed any special TLC at the workshop and we hope for the car’s sake that this is true. The driver though needs to keep a sports car with at least 296bhp and 380Nm of torque where it belongs – on the road. However, when we consider the driver’s need to pose as the Porsche sat on three wheels, we shudder to think what’s next for this 718 Boxster.
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