2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder offers 375-horsepower, top-down fun

April 1, 2015 8:52 PM

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2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder offers 375-horsepower, top-down fun

Porsche’s hottest Boxster at present is the 330-horsepower GTS but by the end of the year the German automaker will have this baby in showrooms: the all-new Boxster Spyder, making its debut this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show. A successor to the 2011 Boxster Spyder, as well as a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s (notice those delicious rear humps behind the headrests), the latest car retains the unique and unmistakable character of the previous incarnations and injects it with some serious performance.

For example, the classic roadster top is still opened and closed by hand, and the car is only available with a manual transmission, benefiting both weight savings and driver enjoyment. But behind those seats sits a massive—for the Boxster—3.8-liter flat-six tuned to deliver 375 horsepower. That’s ju...

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