The 276kW 2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder has been revealed at the New York Motor Show, promising a “traditional sports-car driving experience”.

THE 2015 PORSCHE BOXSTER SPYDER has made its debut at the New York Motor Show. The range-topping Boxster pays homage to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s courtesy of some visual cues as well as its fabric roof (which is opened and closed by hand) and the fact it’ll only be available with a manual transmission.

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed

The Boxster Spyder borrows the front and back from Cayman GT4, while the two bulges running down the length of the car are a tribute to the 718 Spyder.

The suspension has been lowered by 20mm, it gets the brakes from the 911 Carrera, even more direct steering, and a 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine with an output of 276kW. That’s enough grunt to get to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds, fuel consumption is a combined 9.9L/100km.

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed

The driver and passenger sit in light sports bucket seats with large side supports, while the new steering wheel with a diameter of 360mm, according to Porsche, “helps ensure the mid-engine roadster can be driven precisely and with great agility”.

2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder revealed

In line with the model’s “purist design” neither a radio nor air conditioning is included as standard equipment in order to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered ex-factory as optional equipment at no extra cost.

The 2015 Porsche Boxster Spyder is available to order now in Europe and will go on-sale in July, priced from £60,459. We’re not sure what pricing will be here in Australia, but we expect it to arrive towards the end of this year.



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