Fans of open-top motoring now have something to clamor to as Porsche recently unveiled the Boxster Spyder at this year’s New York Auto Show. Labeled by the company to appeal to purists/ traditional sports car drivers, the new roadster boasts better handling, a sporty interior and a flat-six engine that produces nearly 380 PS.
Exterior-wise, both the front and rear end design of the Boxster Spyder were derived from the recently released Cayman GT4. Two streamlined bulges can be seen on the rear lid which pays homage to the Porsche 718 Spyder from the 1960s according to the automaker.
The folding roof is partially manually operated which suits a lightweight roadster added the automaker. Porsche has not yet published on how fast the roof will go up or down.
Aboard the Boxster Sypder, the interior largely carries over from standard models but it now has sport bucket seats with large side supports and a new steering wheel that measures 360mm in diameter.
In order to further reduce weight and put emphasis on pure driving pleasure, Porsche opted to remove the radio and air conditioner as standard equipment. However, both accessories can be ordered as optional equipment with no extra charges.
Powering the all-new Boxster Spyder is a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that generates 375 PS and is mated onto a manual gearbox. As it is the lightest Boxster as claimed by Porsche, it can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 290 km/h.
Other performance add-ons fitted on the new Spyder include: a more precise steering system, high-performance brakes derived from the 911 Carrera and a firm sports suspension system that also lowers ride height by 20mm.