Porsche Boxster Spyder

Admittedly the Porsche Boxster is my least favorite Porsche.  It never really looked right And it felt more like a car to fill a price point instead of the best Porsche could do.  Over the years they improved the styling and performance. Which leads me to the latest and best Boxster of them all. The all new Boxster Spyder.  Porsche only tags their best open air cars with the Spyder name. And with 375 horsepower on tap and a zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds the latest Spyder amply lives up to the Name.


The Spyder is all about the driving experience.  It is only offered with manual gearbox.  And in the finest lightweight Porsche tradition standard equipment does NOT include a radio or air conditioning.  The Whine of a flat 6 is all the noise you need.  Need to cool off?  Drive faster to increase “air flow”.  


In the past you bought a Boxster because it was the Porsche you could afford. Now you’d buy the new Spyder because its a dam good drivers car.  With a hint of the classic Spyder of years gone by.  

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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