New Spyder follows in the footsteps of the Speedster

P10_0104_a4Porsche has announced the new Boxster Spyder which, while not a 911, interests us because, in some ways, it’s the spiritual successor to the 911 Speedsters of old. Indeed, we’d argue it has rather more in common with the Speedster than it does its namesake, the Spyder.

Based on a Boxster, it has a simple (although watertight, says Porsche) hood and two Speedster-style humps behind the seats. It weighs just 1275kg which, combined with an output of 320bhp (10bhp up on the Boxster S), promised lively performance. Indeed, Porsche claims a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed (with the roof open) of 166mph when the car is equipped with Sport Chrono and PDK.

The Spyder goes on sale in the UK next February priced at £44,643.

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