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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