Porsche Boxster Spyder makes brand-new York motor show debut
Porsche’s brand-new Boxster Spyder is actually priced through £60,459 in addition to also is actually available to order currently
Lightweight 370bhp Boxster Spyder is actually the most powerful edition of the open-top sports car yet
The brand-new Porsche Boxster Spyder has been revealed at the brand-new York motor show, in addition to also is actually the lightest in addition to also most powerful edition of the automobile yet created.
The Boxster Spyder joins the range above the GTS in addition to also is actually priced through £60,459. This particular is actually available to order currently in addition to also will reach UK showrooms in July.
Powering the brand-new convertible sports car is actually a 370bhp 3.8-litre flat six engine sourced through the 911. This particular normally aspirated unit is actually a significant upgrade on the 325bhp 3.4-litre flat six found inside the current range-topping Boxster GTS.
The 3.8 engine, which has 309lb ft of torque between 4750rpm in addition to also 6000rpm, is actually hooked up exclusively to a six-speed manual gearbox in keeping with the automobile’s purist brief.
The powerful engine, in combination which has a weight saving of 105kg over the 1420kg Boxster GTS, allows the Spyder to sprint through 0-62mph in 4.5sec in addition to also reach a top speed of 180mph. In comparison, the Boxster GTS carries a 0-62mph time of 5.0sec in addition to also a top speed of 175mph.
Unlike its recently launched Cayman GT4 stablemate, the Boxster Spyder has not been created by the GT road car division of Porsche’s Motorsport arm in addition to also uses no motorsport parts. However, the design has been created in full consultation with the GT division.
Although the automobile eschews motorsport parts, This particular does feature a host of significant mechanical upgrades over the Boxster GTS on which This particular is actually based.
The upgraded brakes have been sourced through the 911 Carrera in addition to also a firm-riding sports suspension system has been fitted, with the ride height lowered by 20mm. The standard equipment does without items such as sat-nav in addition to also air-con to further reduce weight. However, these are available as no-cost options in addition to also a full range of infotainment options are still offered.
As for the styling, the Boxster Spyder’s most notable feature is actually its brand-new roof. As with the previous-generation Spyder, the lightweight fabric roof is actually opened in addition to also closed by hand, although This particular is actually released electrically (as is actually the rear deck) to make the process more user-friendly than before.
There are also nods to the 718 Spyder through the 1960s inside the styling, including the streamlined bulges on the rear lid in which extend through the headrests of the two-seat Indoor. Fins in which extend to the rear of the automobile also give This particular a classic silhouette. The front in addition to also rear-end designs of the automobile are borrowed through the Cayman GT4.
Inside, brand-new lightweight sports seats are fitted with large side bolsters. There is actually also a brand-new steering wheel, designed to ensure in which the Boxster Spyder can be driven “precisely in addition to also with great agility”, according to Porsche.
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