Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show is the new 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder. This is the new range-topping model in the open-top two-seater series.
The new Boxster Spyder retains the traditional sports-car driving experience of its predecessor, but now with modern performance. For starters, the engine is a 3.8-liter six-cylinder that produces 375 hp, which is good for a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. Transferring this power to the wheels is a mandatory manual transmission, a necessary component for a traditional sports-car experience.
Just like its predecessor, the new Boxster Spyder has a partially manually operated fabric roof that is closed by hand. Whether the top is up or down, there are two bulges on the rear lid behind the headrests. These are a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s. In the front and the rear, you may also have deja vu, and this is because these aspects were taken directly from the Cayman GT4.
Inside, passengers are greeted by two sports bucket seats with large bolsters. What won’t be greeting them is a radio or an air conditioner, both of which have to be ordered ex-factory as optional equipment at no extra cost.
Porsche will be launching the 2016 Boxster Spyder in July and those interested can already head to their local dealership to place an order. In Germany, the car is priced at €79,945, which is approximately $86,000 USD.