With Porsche having released the 718 Boxster GTS recently, it seems they’re back at work on the next version of their roadster for the 718 generation. When our spies caught a glance of that humped rear cowl and the manually attached soft top, it’s become clear what Stuttgart has been working on next: the 718 Boxster Spyder.
The Boxster Spyder is supposedly undergoing development alongside its hardtop brother, the upcoming Cayman GT4. That said, we can expect this to run a powerful naturally aspirated flat-six motor as opposed to the turbo flat-fours we’ve found on the standard 718s. Numbers hovering around 430 PS are expected out of this new motor as it is supposedly derivative of the 911 GT3’s powerplant – albeit detuned for the Boxster Spyder.
Expect the Boxster Spyder to have more aggressive aero, larger intake scoops to feed the powerful motor, and a plethora of upgrades to the brakes and suspension to further separate the Spyder as a high performance model. Details are scarce with regards to specifications so we are still uncertain if this new Boxster will come with a dual clutch transmission. The previous generation of the Boxster Spyder was exclusively offered as a six-speed manual.
The Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder is expected to be released as a 2019 model, meaning we may see it make its debut later this year.