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.
Source: Car and Driver