Spied: Next-gen Porsche Boxster Spyder in the works

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The 718 Boxster will soon get its range-topping Spyder version

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.

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