The most powerful Boxster to come out of Stuttgart so far, was this Porsche Boxster Spyder. The Spyder is a very special version of the Boxster, with the twin hump rear deck and a classic manually opened canvas top. This has the same front and rear fascia from the Cayman GT4, as well as the same engine, just slightly detuned. The engine is a 3.8 litre flat-six producing 375hp and a top speed of 180mph. Not only is this the most powerful Boxster, but at the time it was also the lightest Porsche in the model line-up, weighing just 1315kg. The weight savings came from the aluminium doors and rear boot, a manually operated soft top, and lightweight 20-inch wheels. Not only this, but if you wanted it to be truly lightweight, the A/C and audio system was removed (you could add them back for zero cost if desired). This is a total weight-saving of 30kg over the standard. This car was ONLY available in a Manual 6-speed gearbox and in total, only 2,400 were made globally.
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum Power: 375hp @ 6700rpm
Maximum Torque: 420Nm @ 4750-6000rpm
Brakes: Front: 340mm discs; rear: 330mm discs.
Suspension: Lightweight spring-strut suspension, regulated damper system
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 8J x 20 ET 57 with 235/35 ZR 20tyres. Rear: 10.5 J x 20 ET 47 with 265/35 ZR 20 tyres
Did you Know?
This Boxster could go from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds! That’s 911 territory!