Nice review here of the Porsche Boxster Spyder. Enjoy!
Benefiting from the weight savings, the Boxster Spyder tips the scales at just 2,811 pounds. It’s the lightest vehicle in Porsche’s road-going lineup (176 pounds lighter than the standard Boxster S) and boasts a power-to-weight ratio of just under 8.8 lbs/hp. Take a quick look at the competition in the 300-plus horsepower roadster category – they’ve all packed on serious pounds over the years. The Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG is 3,472 pounds (661 pounds heavier than the Spyder), the Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring with Sport Package is 3,497 pounds (686 pounds heavier) and the latest BMW Z4 sDrive35is weighs 3,594 pounds (a whopping 783 pounds heavier than the Spyder). Compared to those porky pseudo-competitors, the Spyder seems like it was sculpted from a block of Aerogel.