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Atlanta. Porsche is highlighting the 2015 convertible season by celebrating the world premiere of the new Boxster Spyder. This pure sports car will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The new top model of the Boxster range retains the unique and unmistakable character of the previous Spyder, which has already attained cult status. For example, the classic roadster top is still opened and closed by hand, and the Boxster Spyder is only available with a manual transmission, benefiting both weight savings and driver enjoyment.
Staying true to roadster DNA, the Boxster Spyder offers a traditional sports-car driving experience combined with truly exceptional performance. This includes a firm sport suspension with a 20-mm lower ride height, brakes taken from the 911 Carrera S, more direct steering, and a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp, culminating in a genuine sports car experience with outstanding driving dynamics. It is the lightest model of the current Boxster line, and the most powerful Boxster to date. Taking only 4.3 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph, the Boxster Spyder has a top track speed of 180 mph.

The distinctive design of the Boxster Spyder includes stylistic elements reminiscent of legendary sports and race cars from Porsche. Two prominent streamliners that extend down along the sweeping rear lid behind the headrests pay tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s. The manually operated, lightweight top is suitable for everyday use with an electric clasp, while bringing to mind roadsters from the past. The fins that stretch back from the top to the rear lend the vehicle’s silhouette its characteristic design. The front and rear fascia’s also are unique to the Boxster Spyder, and an air outlet is located in front of the forward luggage compartment.
More so than in any other Boxster, the interior of the new Spyder creates an atmosphere that elicits a feeling of pure driving pleasure. The driver and passenger sit in standard Sport Seats Plus, while the new steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm (compared to 370 mm in other Boxster models) helps ensure the mid-engine roadster can be driven precisely and with great agility.
In line with the model’s traditional roadster character, neither a radio nor an air conditioner is included as standard equipment in order to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered as optional equipment at no cost. Furthermore, the entire range of Boxster audio systems is available for customers to choose from as an option, including the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with navigation.
The new Boxster Spyder will be launched in the U.S. market in October and can now be ordered at dealerships. In the United States, the MSRP is $82,100, not including a $995 destination charge.
Images may be viewed and downloaded at press.porsche.com.


About Porsche Cars North America Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USAEstablished in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA moved into a brand new, cutting edge building at One Porsche Drive in January 2015. This one-of-a-kind facility showcases a commitment to design and functionality, serving not only as an inspirational workplace for Porsche employees, but also a brand experience center featuring a 1.6 mile test track, human performance center, and event space. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.







Porsche Unveils Slick New Spyder for Driving Purists - Bloomberg Business

$83,100.

375hp

Less than 2900 pounds.

No pdk

No AC or stereo unless you "ask" to add them at no charge.
 

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In before "PDK lovers got screwed" thread.

Awesome awesome car. Not a fan of that roof but I find no other fault with it. Delish.
 

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I wonder if those seats come standard?....... nah
 

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That top looks interesting - looks like a folding one, and the press release says something about an electric release?

Wonder if you loose space in the rear trunk or whether it's folds underneath the extended tourneau lid

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This includes a firm sport suspension with a 20-mm lower ride height, brakes taken from the 911 Carrera S, more direct steering, and a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp, culminating in a genuine sports car experience with outstanding driving dynamics. It is the lightest model of the current Boxster line, and the most powerful Boxster to date. Taking only 4.3 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph, the Boxster Spyder has a top track speed of 180 mph

The driver and passenger sit in standard Sport Seats Plus, while the new steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm (compared to 370 mm in other Boxster models) helps ensure the mid-engine roadster can be driven precisely and with great agility.

In line with the model's traditional roadster character, neither a radio nor an air conditioner is included as standard equipment in order to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered as optional equipment at no cost. Furthermore, the entire range of Boxster audio systems is available for customers to choose from as an option, including the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with navigation.
 
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Haha, 375hp. For real, 10 less than the GT4? When does it end? 265/275, 315/325, 330/340, 375/385...

In 2030 when everything is a turbo hybrid and the base Boxster is making 450hp, the Cayman will be making 460hp.

Seriously, the price difference has all but evaporated between the Boxster and Cayman, they should just rate the engines the same and end that ridiculousness.

The Spyder is a cool car, kind of unfortunate however that Boxster owners don't have a high(er)-performance option with a normal roof.
 

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A bit more detail about the top from a 918 VIP Program PDF document that was posted on rennlist:

918 VIP Program Boxster Spyder Brochure said:
The new Boxster Spyder has a new, vehicle-specific lightweight roof.
It is tensioned using two fins, which are fastened to the rear lid. Its
look is based on that of the 987 Boxster Spyder and it emphasizes
the purist character of the vehicle. The roof reduces the weight
by approximately 22 lbs. For example, it has a flexible plastic rear
window and a reduced sound absorber in the headliner. Also, it
does not have the components of the fully electric roof mechanis
BTW: It is a sweet looking car, just like the 987 Spyder :burnout:
 

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-20mm suspension... so X73 then.

Is another 60hp worth the hassle of having to manually take the roof off? Not for me. Looks nicely proportioned though.
 

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2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder marks the return of something great

Filed under: 2015 New York Auto Show, Porsche, Convertible, Luxury, Performance
The Porsche Boxster Spyder is back with 375 horsepower, a manual transmission, a no-frills interior, and a manually operated cloth roof. We want one. Now.Continue reading 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder marks the return of something great
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Much more in-line with the previous Boxster Spyder, which is a more-powerful, lighter weight Boxster with special touches. As opposed to the Cayman GT4 which is a full-on raid of the GT3 parts bin.

Proof again that no one saw the GT4 -- as it is -- coming. We expected something much more in-line with this, and called a Cayman R. Still, a desirable car. I'll somewhat miss the fiddly top of the 987.2, but there's no arguing this will have more appeal. There was a single word to perfectly describe the process of installing/removing the first Boxster Spyder's top: German

This will probably be the much more playful car, unless we get info that there's wider tires like the GT4. X73 GTSs are slidey enough as it is, and more torque with a bit less weight will only make it more so.

I'll still take what I get on the GT4/Spyder front, but I have a preference for the GT4. I think the 987.2 was better proportioned than the 981.1 here. I'll add the stereo back in on the Spyder, but I'll keep the A/C out.
 

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Don't see how, very different car. It's not like it's a BGTS with 375 HP.
What's not to like? Classic sports car, ragtop, cheaper than a GT4, IMO much better looking, 10 HP? You will never feel the difference.

No hassles with those sports cups, no hassle with the low approach angle and scraping. It's a classic sports car.

Seriously. What's not to like? Not sure what the hassle is with the top. All ragtops at one time were manual. So what?

I like ...
 

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Looks like you still have to get out of the car to secure the two flying buttresses, but at least it's a one-piece top. Somehow, I'm not digging the front bumper in these pictures - especially in the next-to-last one, it makes the front look raised rather than lowered. And the rear diffuser looks a little overstyled for my taste. I don't like the rear humps as much as I thought I would, but maybe the pics are just all taken at awkward angles...

But $83k is a good deal for a 375hp Boxster. When I first started configuring a Boxster S on the configurator, it always came out between $80-85k, and this is much more to my liking than any of those builds...

:cheers:

PS: Interesting that the rear spoiler is not fixed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WW2teUhGm0&feature=youtu.be
 
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