LOL, I can't believe what I am reading in this thread. Such polarization on the Boxer vrs. TR! I am standing here looking at a black 512BB. No matter what angle I choose the thing looks like an orgasm on wheels. In black it is particularly sinister. I am shopping for a TR, but these things have a more viseral appeal. To me anyway. I don't care at this point about how it's built or even drives. It sounds pretty amazing and this one has carbs so u get that swooshy sucking sound the "i's" don't have. I'm looking at a red TR now (same showroom) and it is pretty, but in a different way, not as gut turning, but still evoking strong emotion. It too sounds great, but I can make it sound better with the aftermarket, even as good as the Boxer. The TR is sleek and with its sharp angles appears more teutonic, or at least more like a razor sharp fighting knife - it's all business with a bit of Italian style. Still, you cannot use the word utilitarian to describe it, but compared to the Boxer, it may fit. The Boxer is a highly styled Ghurka knife, all curves and swoopy lines. It has an organic appearance, like a mechanical cheetah. The point? Different car, different reactions, same emotional excitement. As far as investment potential, well, who cares? If ur into this for the money buy tax free bonds instead. That said, how can anyone deny the eventual appreciation potential of the Boxer as well as the incredible value for money one gets with a TR in the current market? Buy now because neither car will stay that way.