Meet the all new Porsche Boxster Spyder with the roof down it looks utterly delicious, unfortunately with the roof up it looks hideous. I am sure like us you will be saying WTF!
Criticisms aside this is what you need to know, the Boxster Spyder is always making a comeback the last time was back in 2010 so why are we at all surprised its back…again.
OK so we’re still criticising here, lets stick to the dour facts and create an artificial fanfare to make the powers that be at Porsche happy… for once.
The 2015 Boxster Spyder follows in a tradition of being a much more pure and focused experience, for example manual labor is required to detach the roof as well as change the six gears.
The Boxster’s engine is borrowed from the Cayman GT4 and is tuned to deliver 370 bhp, obviously performance stats will be brisk. Is the 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds and top speed of around 180mph brisk enough? hell yah!
The distinct styling differences that mark out the Boxster Spyder are those “bumpy” buttresses located directly behind the seats and the Classic Porsche styling cue, the Ducktail rear spoiler. Although its quite a toned down version compared to past efforts.
Other than that the rest of the body kit is borrowed from the Cayman GT4.
The interior is fitted with lightweight carbon bucket seats with no backrest adjustability and the equipment list is sparse, well you don’t get much at all, standard features like air-con and a radio are optional extras.
So how much do need to pay for this “fancy dan”, nearly £60k, if our maths are correct that’s around £7k more than the Boxster GTS for what is, lets face it a styling exercise.
The Boxster was revealed at the 2015 New York Auto Show, but will be heading over to UK shores in July. Don’t worry order books are open now.