Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed just in time for summer driving

Porsche has unveiled the new Boxster Spyder at the New York Auto Show, featuring very similar updates as the recently unveiled Cayman GT4.

The bumpers carry over from the GT4, there is also a new unique engine cover, new sport seats and a steering wheel from the GT4.

The biggest visual update is the roof styling inspired by Porsche’s historical Spyder models. The fully retractable roof continues to be operated manually, but is a long step forward from previous versions as there is no need for Scout Leader-levels of canvas manipulation to pack the roof beneath the sculpted rear panel.

To keep the weight down the Spyder version has no radio and air conditioning, but if you need them you can order them both as no cost options.

Power comes from a 370bhp 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine linked exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, enabling the new top of the range Boxster model to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds on to a top speed of 180mph.

370bhp makes it just 10bhp less powerful than the Cayman GT4 while offering the same 310 lb-ft of torque.

Other notable changes include improved steering system, high-performance brakes from the 911 Carrera and a sports suspension that reduces the ride height by 20mm.

Prices start from £60,459 making it around £8,000 more expensive than the £52,879 Boxster GTS.

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 7

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 6

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 5

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 4

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 3

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder 2

 


RELATED POSTS

Updated Bentley Continental GT Speed with more power and Flying Spur V8 revealed
Porsche 911 Turbo S by Edo Competition with 582bhp
Lewis Hamilton declares "war" on Nico Rosberg - who will win in Canada?
Watch and hear the 400 horsepower Volkswagen Golf R 400 concept
Audi introduces new lightweight springs made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer
All-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is here, priced from under £30,000
Luxurious Cadillac Escalade Concept One by Lexani has an incredibly cool interior
Volkswagen unveils a new 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine for group's premium models
Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback Performance model revealed with 597bhp
New updated Bentley Mulsanne range revealed ahead of Geneva debut
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV revealed ahead of Geneva debut
Skoda Karoq - new compact SUV is here
Tags: , , , ,
linode.com