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Porsche Boxster Spyder (2010-2012)

The Spyder was the highest performing Boxster ever when introduced in 2010, with a focus very much on the driving experience. Weight was cut down by 8kg over the standard model and along with an engine tuned to Cayman S levels it had a healthy amount of power too.

Unlike the previous Porsche Boxster RS Spyder the car was not a limited edition, it held a permanent place in the Porsche line-up until being phased out with the introduction of the 2012 Boxster. The weight was reduced by using light-weight materials, the doors are aluminium, for example, and by cutting down the equipment. There was no radio or air conditioning in the standard configuration, but they could be added at no extra cost. The roof or ‘cap’ as Porsche refer to it, was cut down to the minimum.

The changes improve the drive more than the figures suggest, but the roof is much less practical making this a car for the enthusiast.

Porsche Boxster Spyder Details

Production dates2010-2012
Luggage capacity 150 litres / 5.3 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 54 litres / 14.3 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 20,000 miles

Porsche Boxster Spyder Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Flat 6
Engine capacity 3436 cc
Power 320@7200 bhp
Torque 273@4750 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd PDK
UK retail price from £47,843

Porsche Boxster Spyder Performance

Max speed (manual) 166 mph / 267 kph
Max speed (auto) 165 mph / 266 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 5.1 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.8 seconds

Porsche Boxster Spyder Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 29.1 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 30.4 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 221 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 218 g/km

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