|Manual gearbox||Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)|
|Urban||14,2 l/100 km||14,0 l/100 km|
|Non-urban||7,1 l/100 km||6,6 l/100 km|
|Combined||9,7 l/100 km||9,3 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions g/km||228 g/km||218 g/km|
More engine power equals increased dynamic performance. To our engineers, this formula has always been too simplistic. At Porsche, with over 60 years’ experience in building sportscars, it is the power-to-weight ratio that counts: the ratio between low mass – for excellent agility – and high power – for outstanding performance.
This is precisely why the powerboosted 3.4-litre Boxer engine has been counterbalanced by a weight saving of 64 kg. The engine improves on the already impressive figures of the Boxster S by a further 10 hp for a total power output of 235 kW (320 hp) at 7,200 rpm, and improved torque to a maximum of 370 Nm at 4,750 rpm.
The result is a vehicle with an engine that boasts outstanding performance figures, is very smooth running, has increased pulling power and excellent cornering agility, and, when combined with an intelligent lightweight construction, a power- to-weight ratio of just under 4 kg/hp. Even the slightest touch of the accelerator provokes a sense of urgency, propelling the Boxster Spyder from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.1 seconds. With the hood open, the top speed is 166 mph (267 km/h), accompanied by an engine sound that is characteristically Porsche.
The power of the engine is delivered to the road by a precision six-speed manual gearbox.
Gear changes provide the connection between the engine power and an active, pure driving experience.
In terms of features designed for comfort and convenience, there is only room in our concept if they are in keeping with the sporting theme. Optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) offers gear changes that take place in milliseconds with no interruption in the flow of power, enabling the driver to enjoy improved acceleration combined with a high level of driving comfort. And a distinct reduction in fuel consumption.