Porsche Boxster Spyder 2011 to debut
Weighing in at 1278 kg, the new 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder will be the lightest Porsche available. This new mid-engined roadster attempts to be a true purist form of the quintessential open-top sports car. This third Boxster model will join the Boxster and Boxster S and will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on December 2, 2009.
The newest member of the Boxster family comes with lightweight soft top and is combined with extra-low side windows and two bulges on the single-piece rear lid.
The Boxster Spyder features a 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine rated at 320 hp, 10 hp more than the Boxster S. It weighs 80 kg less than the Boxster S, plus an all-new sport suspension that lowers the Boxster Spyder 20 mm, a lower center of gravity, a standard limited slip differential, and exclusive wheels provide better driving dynamics. Aluminium door skins and lightweight interior door panels from the 911 GT3 RS contribute to the weight reduction.
When equipped with Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission and the Sports Chrono Package, the new Spyder, using Launch Control, manages the 0-100 kph run in 4.8 seconds. Top speed is 266 kph with the roof open.
The 2011 Boxster Spyder goes on sale February 2010. The U.S. pricing is set at the equivalent of Dhs 225,000.