1 April 2015

New Porsche Boxster Spyder for New York debut

Porsche will World Premier its new Boxster Spyder, a purist sports car, at the New York International Auto Show which opens to the public this Friday, 3 April, to Sunday 12 April.

The new range-topping Boxster retains the independent character of the previous Spyder, which has already gained cult status; the classic lightweight fabric roof is still opened and closed by hand, and the sports car is only available with a manual transmission.

It comes with a firm sports suspension and a 20mm lower ride height, powerful brakes taken from the 911 Carrera, even more direct steering, and a 3.8 flat six-cylinder engine with an output of 375hp.

In line with the model's purist design, you won't find either a radio or air conditioning included as standard equipment in order to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered ex-factory as optional equipment at no extra cost.

The new Boxster Spyder will be launched on the market in July, but is available to order now from Porsche Centres. In the UK, the recommended retail prices start at £60,459. We don't have Irish price.