320 hp @ 7,200 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.9 s
Top Track Speed: 166 mph
The purposeful mid-engine arrangement, the distinctive lightweight construction, the extraordinary agility, the precise handling, the uncompromising driving experience. Of course none of this is new for Porsche.
Even in the early 1960s, with the 718 RS 60 Spyder, the successor to the legendary 550 Spyder, Porsche developed a roadster that possessed these very traits and would go on to write its own chapter in sports car history, for feats in hill-climbing as well as on the road. It is only logical that the name Spyder should continue to be synonymous with a roadster in its purest form, and that it should pay tribute to traditional values. Purity of design, for example, and forsaking modern comfort in favor of performance.
Something else on which we were decided was an open vehicle concept, which – as the name suggests – needs no roof. Certainly not an electric one. If there had to be any top at all, it should be a manual one: made from canvas. This radical measure gave our designers free rein to change the car’s overall appearance. One of the most striking results is the extremely sporty rear end, characterized by two muscular haunches.
Unmistakable references to Porsche history are also inherent in the range of standard exterior paint finishes (Carrara White, Guards Red and Black), the 1960’s Porsche logo on the side of the car, the motorsport design of the side air intakes and the deliberately minimalist interior.
In summary, the Boxster Spyder is a sports car that evokes strong emotions. It captures the essence of sports car history. It was built by people who were themselves a part of this history and for people who now find themselves transported back there.
As far as Porsche is concerned, exploring different directions in design also means looking back. Looking back at a time when driving roadsters was still thought of as a challenge, and one that would always be relished most in a Porsche.
The exterior finish of the Boxster Spyder upholds a long tradition. The purity of Carrara White evokes the motorsport of yesteryear, which is inextricably linked with the Porsche name. The optional Platinum Silver Metallic is reminiscent of an illustrious sports car history, as is the Porsche logo on the side of the car – an explicit reference to the 1960s.
The fixed spoiler draws a dynamic line along the muscular rear. An aesthetic detail for a tangible effect: to reduce lift and provide a closer connection with the road, making your driving experience even more intensive. The dual-tube twin tailpipe in black has the last sporty word.
The front air intakes, which are emphasized by titanium-colored surrounds, contain minimalistic LED position lights.
Another minimalist feature is the absence of slats on the rear side air intake grilles.
The decision to fit aluminum doors achieves a weight reduction of approximately 33 lbs. The design of the side windows accentuates the side contour of the Spyder.
But the principle of passive safety remains. Among other components, the side impact protection elements in the doors, the rollover bars and a comprehensive airbag system are safety features which even a minimalist vehicle concept can offer.
- 6.1: MOTOR NEWS & REVIEWS
- 6.2: A Future Without Traffic Accidents?
- 6.3: BMW
- 6.4: BMW Z4 Roadster 2013
- 6.5: New BMW 320i Sedan
- 6.6: BMW K 1600 GT
- 6.7: All-New 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan
- 6.8: New 5-series engine
- 6.9: New BMW 650i Convertible
- 6.10: The Car Key of the Future
- 6.11: Restored Classic BMW 3.0 CSi premieres
- 6.12: BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible
- 6.13: BMW ActiveHybrid X6
- 6.14: BMW X5M & X6M
- 6.15: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
- 6.16: A Visit to BMW Welt
- 6.17: A Visit to the BMW Museum
- 6.18: BUYING A NEW CAR IN EUROPE
- 6.19: Buying a Car in Europe
- 6.20: USAA Tips Help Find the Best Car For You
- 6.21: CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP
- 6.22: Dodge Challenger Gone Plum Crazy?
- 6.23: FORD
- 6.24: 2010 Ford Mustang
- 6.25: Ford Mustang Celebrates 45 Years
- 6.26: Ford Fusion driver survives crash
- 6.27: HONDA
- 6.28: Honda CR-V
- 6.29: Honda Pilot
- 6.30: JAGUAR
- 6.31: New XFR XKR
- 6.32: LANDROVER
- 6.33: Range Rover Flagship
- 6.34: MERCEDES BENZ
- 6.35: 1963 Spa Sofia Liège Rally
- 6.36: E Class Coupe & Cabriolet 2013
- 6.37: New Mercedes GLK
- 6.38: Golden Steering Wheel
- 6.39: All-New 2012 C-Class Coupe
- 6.40: E-Class Design Award
- 6.41: Mercedes Benz Gullwing
- 6.42: E-Class Helps Prevent Drowsy Driving
- 6.43: Mercedes GLK350
- 6.44: Mercedes-Benz World
- 6.45: MINI
- 6.46: Bond Street MINI
- 6.47: MINI Roadster
- 6.48: ALL NEW MINI Coupe
- 6.49: MINI Life Ball 2011
- 6.50: MINI at NAIAS 2011
- 6.51: MINI Countryman
- 6.52: PORSCHE
- 6.53: Porsche Macan
- 6.54: Cayenne GTS
- 6.55: Porsche Cayenne
- 6.56: New 911 Carrera
- 6.57: 911 GT3 R Hybrid
- 6.58: 911 GT3 Cup
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- 6.66: Porsche Museum
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- 6.69: Style Your Smart
- 6.70: VOLVO
- 6.71: New Volvo V60 sports wagon
- 6.72: Volvo S60/XC60 R Design
- 6.73: Volvo XC 90
- 6.74: Volvo V60 Hybrid Wins Michelin Challenge
- 6.75: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
- 6.76: V60 Plug-in Hybrid Road Test
- 6.77: Volvo City Safety Receives Euro NCAP Advance Rating
- 6.78: Volvo XC60 is Truck of the Year
- 6.79: Volvo - The Game
- 6.80: Intelligent Cars Help Avoid Accidents
- 6.81: 50,000th Volvo C70 delivered
- 6.82: Volvo Wins “Genius” Award
- 6.83: Volvo Rock-Out
- 6.84: Irv Gordon
- 6.85: Volvo P1800
- 6.86: VOLKSWAGEN
- 6.87: VW-Porsche 914
- 6.88: 125th Anniversary of the Motor Car