There is no question that the 2016 Boxster Spyder is an incredibly attractive car, both top and top down. Porsche bragged about saving 24 lbs by removing the motors and glass rear window of the standard Boxster top and the Spyder is the lightest member of the Boxster family, despite having the larger 3.8l engine. In today's post, Dudestuff takes a look at just what compromises were made to make the worst convertible top sold on the market today.
Instead of bringing a traditional 981.2 refresh, the Boxster (and Cayman) are being reintroduced as new models with turbocharged 4 cylinder engines. Rated at 300hp in the base (nearly as much as the outgoing S!) and 350 hp in the S version, the Boxster will now take the place of the higher spec car, with the Cayman coupe being cheaper. (The outgoing 981 Cayman was priced considerably above the Boxster.) This is probably going to drive used 981.1s down in price, especially the Cayman.
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