Porsche Releases Boxster Spyder

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    Porsche launched its 2016 Boxster Spyder at the New York International Auto Show. The open two-seater series retains the independent character of the previous Spyder. For example, the classic fabric roof is still opened and closed by hand and the sports car is only available with a manual transmission. Like a traditional sports car, the Boxster Spyder has a firm sports suspension with 20 mm lower ride height, brakes borrowed from the 911 Carrera, more direct steering, and a 3.8 litre, six-cylinder engine producing 375 hp. It only takes around 4.5 seconds for the car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h; the model’s top speed is 290 km/h. As a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s, the Boxster Spyder has two prominent streamlined bulges that extend down along the long rear lid behind the headrests while the fins that stretch back to the rear lend the vehicle’s silhouette its characteristic design. The front and rear end portions of the model were taken from the Cayman GT4. The Boxster Spyder will be available in Canada at the end of the third quarter of 2015 with pricing starting at $93,700.