The 718 Porsche Boxster Spyder is on the way, with a convertible roof and virtually nothing hiding its glory.
It’s been a while for the current generation of Porsche Boxster to be here without a Spyder version. That’s not to say the current run of S and GTS Caymans and Boxsters aren’t exciting, but we just know there’s a big, 4.0-L flat-six engine that could easily fit in the Boxster to propel it to new heights of performance.
Well, we have good news. The wait might finally be getting close to over. Maybe.
Spotted circling the Nürburgring wearing a not-at-all conspicuous red top, the Boxster Spyder seems to be wearing so little camouflage that it just has to be close to a big reveal.
From the front, we see a tiny bit of black take and some sort of weird mesh covering up the daytime running lights. We’re not sure what Porsche hopes to accomplish with the mesh, but maybe they’re trying to hide some new sensors. The air intakes seem to be a little larger, and there’s a strange lip or slat just before the hood (which is actually a front trunk) that we have no idea what it could be.
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The Spyder looks mostly the same down the sides and then gains its signature styling components once we get past the doors. Dual bumps on the engine mimic the speedster design, while twin flying buttresses keep the soft top from flying away. A new dual exhaust replaces the mid-mounted single pipe.
As previously mentioned, we expect the Spyder to get the same 4.0-L flat-six as found on the GT3, but detuned to around 400 horses. That’s still way better than the Boxster GTS’s 365 ponies but doesn’t infringe on the 911’s performance premium.
There’s nothing keeping this Spyder covered, so there could be an announcement any day now. Expect the Cayman GT4 to come soon after, followed by a Clubsport version that can only be whipped around the track.