Earlier today we told you about the details of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder which made its debut at the New York Motor Show. Now the German auto maker has released new material, including new pictures and promotional videos, which will help you get to grips with the car and maybe understand why sometimes less is actually more.
Porsche Boxster Spyder indeed offers less – manual roof, no radio, no air condition – and yet it costs significantly more – $82,100 in America and 79,945 EUR in Europe. But what this car lacks in creature comfort, it more than makes up for with pure, unadulterated driving fun.
The Spyder is lighter, harder, and more powerful than a standard Boxster S, and it also looks a lot cooler, what with a more purposeful front fascia, a unique engine cover, and bulkier aero parts. You just have to avoid areas where sudden pour downs are common, as the roof takes a while to be raised.
Porsche Boxster Spyder is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp (276 kW). It comes only with a six-speed manual gearbox which enables the car to make 100 km/h from zero in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 290 km/h. The Spyder relies on big brake discs it borrows from the Carrera for stopping power.