The Spyder's interior has a few changes versus other Boxsters. For 2010, the German two-passenger drop-top has been treated to a few more enhancements, including a three-spoke heated steering wheel and a Dark Blue Metallic paint color. And you can choose the less extreme i. It's been slightly breathed on to rev higher than the S and develop 10 more horsepower, with final figures of 320 horsepower at 7,200rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 4,750rpm. For drivers that love the engaged feeling this can engender, however, it's a good thing. Boxster buyers can also move up to the 18-inch wheels of the Boxster S, while 19-inch wheels are optional on both models.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557164259332 ; listingsSearchManager. To save weight, about 26 pounds, the Boxster Spyder comes with a pair of manual sport bucket seats with carbon fiber frames. The Boxster Spyder features a 3. Maximum output is 320 bhp, 10 bhp more than in the Boxster S. Losing all this extraneous gear has saved about 80kg from the weight of the Boxster S, or roughly as much as your buddy weighs in the passenger seat.
After hours of opting for roads less traveled many of which were twisty and deserted and seeing the sun begin to set, they found themselves at a rural drive-in that was hosting its last show of the season. The shape is guided by the laws of physics and aerodynamics. Press release after the jump. While the Spyder taketh away in large quantities, it giveth in just one - the engine is naturally a horizontally opposed flat six displacing 3. Ceramic composite brakes and 19-inch wheels boost performance and looks, while the fully leather-upholstered power heated seats and automatic climate control make for a comfortable cruise. Turbocharging is the way to go for every manufacturer that wants to survive in the current market and purists need to understand that Porsche must move forward.
The engine shoves you into the seat with gobs of torque and spins with a gorgeous howl. Simply put, the Boxster Spyder is for. Braking is strong and you can control it so finely with small movements of your foot that most other cars feel exceptionally sloppy. With 320bhp on tap, the power-to-weight ratio is what you might call promising. The Boxster Spyder's roofless design may mitigate some heat buildup, but a sunny day at Laguna Seca is still going to steam your Nomex.
The seven-speed gearbox is a double-clutch design; one clutch holds the current gear and the other readies the next, allowing for lightning fast shifts and none of the power loss or shift lag of early automated manual transmissions. The Boxster Spyder's peer group includes cars like the flyweight , and even with no options, the Porsche is a luxury liner when compared to that car. One-hundred seventy-six pounds later, you've got a Boxster Spyder; lighter, lower, sharper. Walkaround The Boxster was shaped by stylists with a gentle hand and a reverence for the past. It is also now compatible with mp3 players and offers Bluetooth cell phone connectivity. In the years following its production, this unique Spyder weighing only 550 kg or 1,213 lb, scored numerous victories on race circuits and in the road races so popular at the time.
Things turn off the intuition highway when considering the nameless dials and tabs associated with the touch-screen display. If your weekends are filled with cones and apexes, your track-day car has arrived. Finally, the Spyder has its own lightweight 19-inch wheels that save another 11 pounds versus the Boxster S's 18s. Additionally, a mast radio antenna may be ordered in place of the in-windshield antenna. Lotus also replaced a few standard parts with carbon-fiber, dropping the curb weight by a few pounds.
Relatively light parts translate to more precise control of those parts, and the Boxster gets through the bumps well, only becoming less than comfortable on repeating expansion joints. Mounted in the midship position, Porsche has placed a 3. A wide range of finishes, materials, trims, and themes can be chosen or designed by the buyer. Unlike the Alfa Romeo 4C, the Elise comes in many forms. Porsche says people can buy as many Spyders as they want—the company will make more.
Because even a poorly specified Boxster Spyder is still a very, very good thing. The 2010 Porsche Boxster is instantly recognizable as a Porsche. In terms of its fundamental concept, the entire Boxster family is the successor to the legendary 550 Spyder built back in 1953, both models sharing the same mid-engined roadster concept offering low weight and supreme agility combined with equally outstanding driving pleasure - in essence, an authentic roadster experience. We found the Spyder's top doesn't seal very well and it lacks the refinement and isolation of the others, but it makes up for that with even better handling and a more engaging driving experience than what's found in the Boxster S. For handling precision, and that whole man-machine synergy thing, it's all but impossible to top the Boxster Spyder.
You'll love the work environment of the 2010 Boxster, too. The sDrive30i has 255 hp, and the sDrive35i uses twin-turbos one turbo designated for three cylinders each to upgrade to 300 hp. We hang back, and lay off the fruity parping for a bit. Massive engines with huge horsepower are getting harder to sell, so now's a good time for lower weight to become a selling point again in the performance market. Like a Boxster S but with an added kick. The standard Boxster's levels of insulation, refinement and equipment match many sedans. Porsche acknowledges this with an extensive, and expensive, list of options.
The centre console and dash facings are finished in the exterior body colour, and the gear lever shift pattern and seatbelts are red. The suspension is designed to stick the car to the road while maintaining ride comfort for journeys longer than pit stop to pit stop. It also includes a somewhat gimmicky lap timing function. Simply put, a manual-transmission Boxster Spyder on a windy road is revelatory. Last year's engine overhaul saw a big increase in horsepower and fuel economy, although both models still trail their Cayman siblings by about 10 horsepower each. The Boxster Spyder is a serious piece, and if you want a cushy Boxster, the S is your ride. The base Boxster touts a 2.