And some people still buy the Porsche 911 Carrera cabriolet? When they can have this? Porsche has upped the Boxster ante with the new Spyder. Slightly differentiated bodywork makes far more than a passing impression. The double-bubble rear deck harks back to the lovely Porsche Carrera GT, and even if it harked back to the ark it would still be beautiful. No less important is what’s found under the hood…. er, rather, underneath the rear deck in a place you can’t see. The 3.4L flat-six is ten bhp up on the Boxster S, providing Spyder owners with a full 320 horsepower.
More importantly, the Boxster Spyder’s weight loss program is one fit for Bob Greene. 80 kilograms (176 pounds) have been shed from the Boxster S’s curb weight. Here you have the lightest Porsche on sale today. To accomplish that feat, Porsche stripped the Boxster Spyder of its stereo system and air-conditioning. Forget cupholders. The Spyder is meant for driving; and not with the roof up. Canadians should expect to pay $72,900. In the U.S. pricing starts $3,200 above the Boxster S at $61,200.
In GoodCarBadCar.net’s The Good 12 and The Good 12 v2.0, the Boxster has been an easy victor. The only foreseeable reason the regular Boxster could have trouble in The Good 12 v3.0 is because this Porsche Boxster Spyder makes the lesser models so much less desirable. See all the Boxster Spyder’s goodness in the Gallery below.