2019 Porsche Boxster Spyder Spied Up, Close And Personal

Porsche’s mid-engined sports car might have opted for turbocharged four-pot powertrains but the same doesn’t apply for the upcoming special editions, including this: the 2019 Boxster Spyder.

The much awaited derivative of the Porsche Boxster will sit at the top of the range as the most harcore version yet, sporting a lighter tent top instead of the power-operated soft-top along with a different engine cover.

The diet will continue on other areas too, with Porsche to remove some of the soundproofing and use more exotic materials to make the new Boxster Spyder lighter than the current GTS models.

Power will reportedly come from the high-revving 4.0-liter flat six engine featured in the phenomenal 911 GT3. However, the same reports suggest that Porsche will detune the powerplant down from its 493hp to around 430hp, which sounds like the right thing to do if the company wants to retain the 911 GT3’s top dog status.

The new Boxster Spyder will also utilize more advanced aero solutions which include the big rear diffuser you see fitted on the pictured test car. And yes, there will be a six-speed manual gearbox, with the dual-clutch PDK transmission a possible option.

The same powertrain will be also used on the Boxster Spyder’s twin brother, the new Cayman GT4. Expect Porsche to reveal its new hardcore mid-engine sports cars this summer.

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  • GobbleUp

    Very interested if PDK is optional. Esp if we dont have to use the soundproof new turbo engine.

  • SteersUright

    So excited for the Spyder and the GT4 but somehow next to that sleek 911 prototype it looks kinda outdated and not as pretty as it should.

  • Astonman

    Lovin’ that rearend of the new 911

  • Charlie Medina’s Smiling Coach

    Still no video? How hard is it for God’s sake!!!!

  • Vassilis

    This should be awesome.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    Using umbrella is the worst solution. Looks awful and cheap as F**K. Regular Boxter solution for roof was much better.

  • Shahul Usman

    hopefully they give the boxster spyder better suspension like the cayman GT4 which they didnt last time

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    From a marketing standpoint, the flat 4 makes more sense than the 4.0L. Porsche is all about the marketing. A flat 6 in these two models will just confuse and negate their marketing on the 718 heritage. And….that exhaust seems to say they have more room under there to route the exhaust out the sides. A flat 4 would give them that room.

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