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 80 kg. The engine improves on the already impressive figures of the Boxster S by a further 7,4 kW (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 5,5 kg/kW (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.
* These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre.
Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.