The 2015 New York Auto Show opened its doors with a German debut, the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder, a purist sports car for those who want to enjoy the most beautiful roads in the world. Just like the previous version, the new Boxster Spyder retains its classic fabric roof, which is still opened and closed by hand, and will be offered only with a manual transmission.
Under the hood, there is a 3.8-liter six-cylinder petrol engine developing 375 hp (276 kW), which can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds. Top speed is limited at 290 km/h or 180 mph. Despite the impressive performances, the NEDC overall fuel consumption amounts to 9.9 l/100 km.
Furthermore, the Boxster Spyder features a firm sports suspension which brings it 20 mm closer to the ground, while the brakes are taken from the 911 Carrera. When it comes to design, the vehicle shows stylish elements that recall the legendary sports and race cars from Porsche.
According to the manufacturer, the Boxster Spyder features two prominent streamlined bulges that extend down along the rear lid behind the headrests, which are a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s.
The partially manually operated top is also a tribute to the roadsters from the past, while the fins that stretch back to the rear lend the vehicle’s characteristic design. Front and rear ends are taken from the Cayman GT4. The interior was designed to offer pure driving pleasure and the light sports bucket seats feature large side supports, while the steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm ensures that the roadster can be driven with great agility.
Just like its predecessor, the new Boxster Spyder doesn’t offer radio or air conditioner as standard equipment in order to reduce weight, but if you really want them Porsche will offer these as an option at no extra cost.
Porsche says that the entire range of Boxster audio system is available but only as an option, just like the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. Pricing starts at 79,945 euros in Germany including sales tax and country-specific equipment features, while in the United States the vehicle costs $82,100, not including the $995 destination charge.