≡ Menu

Porsche Boxster Spyder: Road test report

Porsche Boxster Spyder
Nice road test report here with the Porsche Boxster Spyder.

The Spyder is suckered to the road and unflinchingly neutral, with none of the bounding and steering washout that haunts all rear-engine 911s. This is the best-handling stock Porsche, period.

The metamorphosis from $58,950 Boxster S to $62,150 Boxster Spyder happens thusly: The power top is gutted, along with about 200 pounds. The roof is a canvas handkerchief that looks like it came off the Victoria’s Secret XXL rack. It hooks to the windscreen header and snaps to the roll hoops.

Where the S model has steel doors and a steel trunklid and top cover, the Spyder has aluminum doors and a single, 22-pound aluminum panel with sexy double-hump fairings. Two long fingers of the top reach to exposed hooks in the panel—the only blemishes on an otherwise perfect bod, which also has a chin splitter, a fixed rump spoiler, black striping, and titanium-hued grille accents.

Related news: , ,

Source: Car and Driver