We all know Porsche’s Big Dog is the 911. So when the Boxster was introduced in 1999, it was seen more as — dare we say it? — “a chick car.” In reality, the Boxster delivers huge performance and near-perfect, mid-engine handling. And it just got a whole lot better; the new 718 is a seriously high-performance, world-class, take-no-prisoners roadster. As you’d expect, from the suspension up, the 718 is all-new, but in a move that only Porsche could pull off, the engine got smaller. “Huh?” you say, “It went from a flat-6 to a flat-4? Are they nuts?” Not so much. Motivated by an intercooled turbocharger, the 718 now cranks out a bellowing 300 hp (that’s 911 territory). Want more? Check the option box for the 350 hp engine and plan on making a lot of Corvette owners cry. Check the box for ceramic brakes, too, if you go with the Vette-killer engine; Porsche.com.
From local dishes to haute cuisine with Caribbean island flair, the British Virgin Island’s culinary scene is as diverse as the islands themselves. There’s no better time to indulge your palate than during the simply scrumptious BVI Food Fête.
Within your wardrobe are the secrets to not only looking good but feeling great. Often referred to as “Dopamine Dressing,” how you dress can be an antidote to dark days. Certain colors can boost your mood, as can donning an outfit that has positive emotional significance. Herewith: The experts weigh in.