NEVER SAY TIRE TOP MARKS FOR PORSCHE’S NEW SPYDER CONVERTIBLE
PORSCHE’S new lightweight Boxster Spyder is a drive made in heaven, arguably one of the best resolved roadsters there is.
You’ll need to stump up $168,600 for this gorgeous two-seater drop top but the rewards are there to be taken.
This is what you get ... a 3.8-litre naturally aspirated flat six lifted from the larger Porsche 911 Carrera S, rated at 276kW/420Nm output.
Also on the agenda are choice components from a range of other Porsche models: the brakes, Bilstein suspension, quicker steering from a 911 Turbo, Cayman GT4 interior components and other performance bits from the Porsche inventory.
With all this, the striking Spyder clocks a 0-100km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds, has high-end dynamics, and an exhaust note to savour.
The Spyder is the top Boxster. with less kit.
THEY threw away the PDK manumatic transmission fitting a sixspeed manual only.
The fabric roof is manually operated and has fewer struts and lighter hinge mechanisms to save weight and no interior liner.
They lightened the seats and cut
The Spyder ... the top Boxster with less kit.