Without reading the article I assume that's with a 6speed as the regular Boxster S with a PDK tested at 4.2 0-60 last year, I think the Boxster S 6 speed previously tested at what 4.6 or 4.7, in which case the spyder would be faster (as anticipated with less weight and more hp)2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder - Article - Road and Track
Highlights: 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds @109.6 mph, 1.02g lateral acceleration. Sounds like a winner to me!
I agree, I'm just saying those who are in it for all out speed and best times would have to tick the PDK box. PDK weighs somewhere between the 6speed and the old Tiptronic if I remember correctly...When you think about it, PDK is sort of contrary to the minimalist philosophy of the Spyder...
The highlight to me was the slalom time that beats every car they've tested in recent history, with the exception of the GT3 and GT2, which tied at ~1mph faster (and they run on track tires).Highlights: 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds @109.6 mph, 1.02g lateral acceleration.
Good point. With the roofless configuation, the Cup (dry only) tires make a lot of sense. Of course, they can always be added."..with the exception of the GT3 and GT2, which tied at ~1mph faster (and they run on track tires)."
I just wonder why they didn't gave Cup-tyres for BSpyder? Oh, well. 1.02g is not that bad. Makes sense to have proper sport buckets.
The new Turbo has DFI and does not have a dry sump, and is capable of extreme cornering forces. (GT3 will be next; the old GT1 motor is a lame duck.)I'm not sure if the new DFI engines have the same capability. Unless you track the car, the Cup tires are probably not a good choice for a street tire because of very short lifetimes and seriously degraded performance in the wet.