2019 Porsche Boxster Spyder – If you enter a Porsche, to get a 718 Spyder, you’ll have a choice of three models, Standard, S and GTS. And while the three come in a turbo-four, this year will see the 718 range welcoming a six-cylinder engine, with the help of the Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 badges.
It is unclear which Porsche engine will be used in the new Spyder and the fact that the Boxster was turbocharged during the last update makes it much harder to guess. Even the GTS model went the way of forced induction, using a reinforced version of the double-turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This may be an indication that the Boxster Spyder will also get a pair of turbochargers, but some reports claim that the drop-top will naturally be aspirated and use the same engine as the 911 GT3.
The latter borrows its powertrain to the GT3 Cup, which uses a four-cylinder of 4.0 liters. The unit is rated at 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, the same performance as the older 911 GT3 RS. But do not expect the Spyder to be so powerful. With the GTS, the most powerful Boxster currently available, with a power of 365 horsepower, Porsche can reduce the production of the six-cylinder engine to about 400 horsepower. It would be 25 more horsepower than the previous Spyder and a solid update for a new generation model.
The Spyder has been part of the Boxster lineup since 2009, being the lightest and most driver-oriented derivative of the Porsche Roadster. The exterior of the Spyder looks a lot like the GTS, with the Sport Design front bumper, side skirts and smoked tail lights.
Like the previous Spyders, the fabric roof should be manually maneuvered and stored under the curvaceous rear bunk, with its distinctive speed fairings behind each seat.
The new Spyder should earn at least $ 87,000 before the options, making it the most expensive Boxster model of all time.