World Premiere Of The 2015 Boxster Spyder – New York International Auto Show
Back in the month of February we had an exhilarating driving experience with Porsche Boxster. I actually come to terms with the words: light & nimble. Yes it had PDK and yes it had a naturally aspirated engine. Still, I would say It was certainly a roadster for the purists.
Now, Porsche is beginning the 2015 convertible season by celebrating the world premiere of the new Boxster Spyder at this year’s New York International Auto Show (3-12 April). The new top model in the open two-seater series retains the independent character of the previous Spyder, which has already attained cult status. The classic fabric roof is opened and closed by hand, and the sports car is only available with a manual transmission.
As a true original roadster, the Boxster Spyder offers a traditional sports car driving experience but with contemporary performance. This means a firm sports suspension with a 20-mm lower ride height, brakes taken from the 911 Carrera, more direct steering, and a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp. Drivers and passengers can look forward to outstanding driving dynamics in the lightest yet most powerful Boxster available. It only takes around 4.5 seconds for the Boxster Spyder to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h; the model’s top speed is 290 km/h. NEDC overall fuel consumption amounts to 9.9 l/100 km.
The distinctive design of the Boxster Spyder includes stylistic elements typical for the legendary sports and race cars from Porsche. As a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s, the new Boxster Spyder has two prominent streamlined bulges that extend down along the long rear lid behind the headrests. The partially manually operated, lightweight top is suitable for everyday use and brings to mind roadsters from the past, while the fins that stretch back to the rear lend the vehicle’s silhouette its characteristic design. The front and rear end of the model were taken from the Cayman GT4.
More so than in any other Boxster, the interior of the new top model creates an atmosphere that elicits a feeling of pure driving pleasure. The driver and passenger sit in light sports bucket seats with large side supports, while the new steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm helps to ensure that the mid-engine roadster can be driven precisely and with great agility.
The Boxster Spyder celebrates its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show. It can be ordered now, with the first vehicles arriving in the UAE from August onwards.
The basic retail price in the UAE, starts from AED 287,600