While the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder may not be the most powerful Porsche in the market, the mid-mounted 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine does make for better handling and control in this stripped-down compact roadster.
More of the Control, Less of the Power With the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder
The 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder is the car manufacturer’s mid-engine, two-seat roadster. It has never been about the vehicle’s brute strength that made this shine among the rest. It has excellent handling which makes it a dream to drive around corners. Those who are in the know about the Boxter Spyder would know this is a descendant of the 550 Spyder which was first introduced back in 1953.
As for the design of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder, more specifically for its front, it has been lifted directly from the Cayman GT4. There are three large air ducts that dominate its front facade. The center of these three ducts is used not only for cooling, but it also reduces the front lift. The rear is also taken directly from the GT4. With this combination, they make the Spyder less than half an inch longer and lower than the Boxster GTS (which is the model that’s next in line).
What really sets this vehicle apart from its cousins, and even its rivals, is that there are two streamliners that extend from the roll bars and into the deck lid. These are not just for the sake of fashion, but it improves the overall dynamics of the vehicle. For its cloth top, it features an anchor found on either side to the rear quarter panel. It promotes a neat look, but for places with beautiful weather, you may not have much use for this feature.
Porsche also cut the weight of the new Boxster Spyder by a total of 66-pounds. This is because of the redesign made for the car’s top. The vehicle also nixes the air conditioning and stereo. Still, those who want to add in tunes and an air-conditioning system can add them at no cost.
Like other smaller, tossable cars, the 2016 Porsche Boxter Spyder gains in handling but suffers a bit when it comes to straight-line acceleration. It can still provide a somewhat quick acceleration as it can reach 0 to 60mph in a matter of 4.3-seconds. This is a remarkable car that promises excellent days of driving ahead for anyone who will own one.