Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is launching a new top version of the Porsche Boxster. The new model will be a light mid-engined roadster. It will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show in December.
The Boxster Spyder is the lightest model throughout the entire range of Porsche cars and weighs just 1,275 kg. Clearly recognizable right from the start, this new mid-engined roadster is a classic example of the Porsche sports car light, powerful, consistently open, and very efficient.
This is precisely the formula already applied in creating Porsche's most successful road-going sports and racing cars. And the Boxster Spyder continues this clear-cut philosophy with complete homologation for the road, thus reflecting a common wish expressed by Porsche customers. The new model will be available in the market in February 2010. And it will join the Boxster and Boxster S.
The new Boxster is entirely different from the other versions of Porsche's mid-engined roadster. Quite simply because the Boxster Spyder has been developed first and foremost for driving in the open air, the low-slung, light soft top extending far to the rear serving exclusively to protect the driver and passenger from bright sunshine, wind and weather. When closed, the soft top, together with the extra-low side windows and the two striking bulges on the single-piece rear lid, boasts a stretched and sleek silhouette reminiscent of the Carrera GT.
The Boxster Spyder has a 3.4-litre six-cylinder with Direct Fuel Injection upfront of the rear axle. Maximum output is 320 bhp, 10 bhp more than in the Boxster S.
Equipped with PDK Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe and the Sports Chrono Package, the new Spyder, using Launch Control, accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
The retail price and market launch date differs with the region or country.