With the next generation 718 Boxster just around the corner, the current generation Boxster will be the last naturally-aspirated Boxster, and to commemorate this generation, Porsche gives us the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder. The Boxster Spyder is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 3.8 Liter boxer borrowed from the old 911 Carrera S detuned down to 375hp to keep the Boxster within “entry level” power ratings. With the combination of a light compact mid-engine roadster and a snarling 911 engine putting out just the right amount of power, the result is a super exciting and every engaging Boxster even more so than the regular one, it’s a memorable experience worthy of being one of the final production runs for this generation.
The 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder Makes You One With Your Inner Roadster
The 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder is made to look even more sleek and aggressive than the rather normal, tame-looking standard Boxster. More angular vents give off a more serious look that’s not only for form, but for function. Owing to the classic Spyder look, a hunch that extends from the roll hoops to merge with the curves on the backside greatly distinguishes the Spyder from the regular Boxster. Under that hunch is the naturally-aspirated 3.8 Liter flat six putting out 375hp and makes the most delightful noises. For this review unit Porsche opted for a more direct feel with a six speed manual that just adds to the overall “being one with the car” experience.
On the inside of the 2016 Boxster Spyder, it carries over the top trim Boxster interior and adds some noticeable features such as sport bucket seats with “Spyder” embroidered on the leather. The overall interior design is classy yet simple with fine materials in a discrete look with the combination of black, and gray with subtle chrome and silver accents. Obviously the vehicle is a two-seater and is not very practical but you’re not buying a roadster for practical use anyway.
Driving the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder is quite the experience, with all the modern technology on cars today, it’s as if they’re disconnecting you from the road numbing the feedback, but that’s not the case with the Boxster, the steering, while electrically assisted gives amazing levels of feedback, the chassis stays planted and feels stable all the way to the 7600rpm redline. Put it simply the car doesn’t struggle when pushed to its limits, in fact the Spyder is as it’s happiest when driven hard, it’s that enthusiastic of a car.
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