The rear 3/4 view does this car no favors, and I have to agree; there's little apparent inspiration from it applied to the Boxster. While the production 986 Boxster wasn't exactly a design home run, the Boxster Concept Car was a much more handsome and muscular solution that, unfortunately, failed to make it to production. https://kelwaysvillage.com/porsche-boxster-concept/ Fortunately, time heals all wounds/mistakes and to my eye Porsche got it right with the 981/982.
The Kwok's built some very interesting Porsche based concept cars back in the 80s and 90s... They had a 928 based build that Hugh ran at Mt. Tremblant race track back in the day. Very fast and funky looking car!