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.

more photos...

Image Credits: CarPix for CarScoops



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    So excited for the Spyder and the GT4 but somehow next to that sleek 911 prototype it looks kinda outdated and not as pretty as it should.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

You Know You Want This 10K-Mile 1994 Supra Turbo – But Can You Afford It?

This twin-turbo Supra seems to be in all original, and pretty fine, condition, but it has a six-figure price tag.

Modern Take On Iconic Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Looks Absolutely Spot-On

If the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and AMG One had a baby, it could look like this.

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Is Back, Gains Gorgeous Speedster Variant

Only 38 units of the resurrected Vantage V12 Zagato will be made: 19 Coupés and 19 Speedsters.

This Mercedes Driver In New Jersey Parked On Top Of A Toyota

According to the Maywood Police Department, the Merc driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake.

Strange Rover: Honda Element Owner Loves British Luxury SUV’s… Badges

This boxy Honda SUV gets some original logos, funny-looking dual exhausts – and that’s all.

Today’s AI Quiz: Do Robot Dogs Dream Of Hauling Box Trucks?

Apparently, Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robots are looking to steal jobs from sled dogs too.

Dodge Challenger Gets Acquainted With The Liberty Walk Ethos

Wide body kits are Liberty Walk’s specialty, and this one seems to suit the Challenged just fine.

Fancy A “Cheap” Rolls-Royce? This Phantom Drophead Coupe Might Be The One

The highest bid for this one-owner Phantom Drophead Coupe currently sits at under $100k.

Ask Us Anything About The 2018 Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary Edition

Lexus has handed over the keys to a 2018 RC F – so what would you like to know about it?.

We’d Love To See Tesla’s “Blade Runner” Pickup Look Like This

The Tesla pickup will offer seating for six people and a maximum range of up to 500 miles.