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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: New 2010 Porsche Boxtser 3.4 Spyder unveiled Reply with quote

Porsche’s current two-seater roadster, the ever-popular Boxster, is to get a performance makeover for the final few years of its life, when a faster, lighter and more hardcore version called the Boxster Spyder hits UK showrooms.

The Boxster Spyder, revealed in these official Porsche images, will make its motor show debut at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show, before going on sale in the UK in February 2010. The location of its unveiling is a clever one; stripped-out ‘Speedster’ versions of the Porsche 356, and of various 911s, have found an eager following on the west coast of America over the years.

Based on the current Boxster S, the Spyder will become the third and ultimate version of the car; it’s no limited-run special edition. It gets modest power and torque hikes over the Boxster S, running instead the same 3.4-litre engine and tune as the current Cayman S, which develops 315bhp at 7200rpm and 273lb ft at 4750rpm.

Contributing just as greatly to this car’s improved performance will be the weight-saving regime Porsche has put it though. The Spyder is 80kg lighter than a regular Boxster S, and its 247bhp-per-tonne power-to-weight ratio compares impressively to that of a regular Boxster S (227bhp-per-tonne), a Cayman S (233bhp per tonne) - even an entry-level 911 Carrera (241bhp-per-tonne).

There are signs of that weight-saving programme all over this car. Up front, the regular Boxster’s daytime running lights and fog lamps have been removed and blanked off.

At the rear, the car’s automatic roof system has been completely taken out, replaced with a lighter, manually-operated canopy-style roof and new “double-bubble” style rear deck.

Porsche’s weight-saving programme leaves an equally noticeable legacy inside the Spyder’s cabin. A pair of lighter and more supportive bucket seats take the place of the standard Boxster S’ chairs, and belt-like door pulls replace the regular car’s interior doorhandles.

There is no air conditioning as standard and no CD/radio, although buyers will be able to option these systems. The car does feature electric door mirrors and electric windows.


Equipped with Porsche PDK double-clutch gearbox and Sport Chrono Plus package (which includes the all-important launch control), the Boxster Spyder will crack 62mph from launch in just 4.8sec – two tenths of a second quicker than a standard S. It’s slightly more fuel efficient than a Boxster S too, although because its roof must be removed for top speed runs, it has a higher co-efficient of drag and a slightly more modest top speed of 166mph.

The Boxster Spyder’s chassis will have a more focussed, sporting specification and set-up than a Boxster S’, although exact details on that remain to be confirmed. Expect a lower ride height, stiffer springs and anti-roll bars, and fixed rate dampers weighing less per corner than Porsche’s sophisticated PASM dampers.

Exterior design flourishes unique to the Boxster Spyder include restyled air intakes in its front valance and on its flanks, a new high-level brake light at the rear and an extended rear spoiler. On the inside, a body-coloured transmission tunnel and fascia accent set the car apart.

In 2004 and 2008 Porsche dedicated a limited edition of special Boxsters bearing the additional name Spyder to these legendary racing cars. By contrast, the new Boxster Spyder is a regular, specially developed and upgraded production model with far-reaching modifications versus the Boxster and Boxster S.

Market introduction of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder will start worldwide in February 2010. The base price in the Euro mainland countries is 53,100 Euro. Including 19 per cent VAT and national specifications, the market price of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder is 63,404 Euro. UK PRICES are TBC.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheesy video launched


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but if you wondering what a car without a radio and air con looks like....

see below, not really sure that works....

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the styling... but I think most people will add aircon + CD / satnav as that big gap is just a no-no what
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO this is the first car in ages that you would not spec aircon on. If it were me I would opt for the stereo though - too many roads where you really have to keep it at a rather quiet rate of knots in this country...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting and strange....a modern retro Boxster with 911 esk' 80's decals. nooo

Maybe the same bods who stuck the silly 997RS decals on the rear quarter are still working at Porsche?

Like the body shape Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like it, though I think the name is a bit debateable - CS or Club Sport would have sounded better. A Boxster Spider is like saying a "cabriolet convertible" - you know what I mean Wink

It has influences from the Carrera GT for the “double-bubble” style rear deck, the roof looks a little 718 RS60 like, and the retro stripes from the 70's/80's.

A radio (or something to fill the big hole) is a must though!! Maybe they have a special Sport Chrono pack of instruments fill the space...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichiRich wrote:

A radio (or something to fill the big hole) is a must though!! Maybe they have a special Sport Chrono pack of instruments fill the space...


Nothing special - it is on the configurator. Standard CD/Radio is no cost, PCM is the usual couple of bags extra. Think the point is just a showcase/alternate use for the delete option from the latest RS (which is where the door pulls came from too).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does it have the roof from a Series 1 Elise?



Edited to add pic (stolen from PH ad) to show extreme similarity.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a nice car but I agree the roof looks a bit dodgy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tertius wrote:
Why does it have the roof from a Series 1 Elise?


Because as Lotus knows only too well - it takes 80kg out of the kerb weight.

Keep up at the back mate Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disco wrote:
Tertius wrote:
Why does it have the roof from a Series 1 Elise?


Because as Lotus knows only too well - it takes 80kg out of the kerb weight.

Keep up at the back mate Wink

[You are supposed to use a smiley when being sarcastic Dan]


Smile

At 1275kg ... must try harder comes to mind ...

By the way when I read Evo today I found they thought the same about the roof ... Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and another corporate video


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