I believe the first production car to break the 186 MPH (or 300 km/h) barrier was the Ferrari 288 GTO in 1984. Three decades later, a damn Boxster can do the same.
A few years ago, Porsche introduced the Boxster Spyder, a lightweight hardcore version of their entry level roadster with a tent for a roof. People loved it. And now, with the gorgeously wonderful Cayman GT4, an open topped hardcore variant has returned. Welcome back, Boxster Spyder.
Okay, we knew this was happening, but we're still jazzed about it. In a speech to investors yesterday, Volkswagen Group chairman Martin Winterkorn confirmed that a new Porsche Boxster Spyder will debut this year. And it will probably be the Boxster you want.
The Porsche Cayman GT4 is a car we've already determined is better than sex without even driving it. But the poor little Boxster has to feel a little left out, right? Well, maybe not.
Nobody does iterations like Porsche. A simple, lightweight take on the Boxster with a camping tent on top is love at first sight yet again.
Porsche knows its customers are mostly overpaid, insecure idiots willing to fork over as much as they're asked. "Uhh... yeah, $1,700 for a lithium-ion starter battery sounds right." Even better, you'll still need a lead-acid battery for winter. [MotorAuthority]
The Porsche Boxster Spyder is 176 lbs lighter than a Boxster S and 10 heavier than the original 989 Boxster. We told you how it got lighter by using loops instead of door handles. Now see it in person.
Earlier we made fun of the Porsche Boxster Spyder for losing a tiny bit of weight and adding a ton of cost. Then we watched this video and it changed our minds. Even the gimmicky door pulls are cool.
At 2,811 lbs — only 11 lbs more than the 10-year-old 986 Porsche Boxster — the new 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder will be the lightest Porsche you can buy after it's unveiled at next month's LA Auto Show.