Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spotted Testing
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spotted Testing

Possibly packing 911 GT3 power

Alex Nishimoto
Jan 25, 2018

Porsche launched the last manual-roof Boxster Spyder back in 2015, just before the Cayman and Boxster adopted the new 718 nomenclature and new turbocharged 2.5-liter flat-four engines. Thus, the Boxster Spyder was sort of a last hurrah for the six-cylinder mid-engine cars, receiving lots of goodies from the 911 and Cayman GT4 parts bins. Now, as these spy shots show, Porsche is bringing the Boxster Spyder back—likely with flat-six power once again .

The 718 Boxster Spyder will retain its fancy, manually operated fabric top, along with the characteristic headrest fairings molded into the rear deck. This test mule, however, relocates the tailpipes slightly. They're still centered in the lower rear valance but are now more spaced apart, similar to a 718 Cayman GT4 prototype we caught recently.

2018 Porsche 718 Boxster
$57,400 Base Model (MSRP) 21/28 MPG Fuel Economy
Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder prototype 04 Photo 2/13   |   Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spotted Testing

It's not clear what that means for the next Boxster Spyder's powertrain, but rumors suggest the model could even get a version of the 911 GT3's 4.0-liter flat-six detuned from 500 hp to around 430 hp. The car could also use a further evolution of the tried and true 3.8-liter flat-six, which made 375 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque in the last Boxster Spyder.

We'll find out when the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder debuts later this year, possibly as early as this summer.

Photo source: CarPix

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder prototype 03 Photo 3/13   |   Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spotted Testing
Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder prototype 09 1 Photo 13/13   |   Spied! Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spotted Testing
By Alex Nishimoto
188 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The Honda Civic Type R clocked a time of 2 minutes, 53.72 seconds at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
Kelly PleskotJun 19, 2018
On its 20th attempt, Toyota has finally won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Check out the details here.
Kelly PleskotJun 19, 2018
The “Piloti Ferrari” 488 Pista features stripes in the colors of the Italian flag. This detail points to the racing version of the 488 GTE.
Kelly PleskotJun 19, 2018
After a 20-year hiatus, the BMW 8 Series coupe is returning to the U.S. The range-topping two-door will go on sale this fall.
Kelly PleskotJun 15, 2018
Preview the Super Street August 2018 issue, featuring Gooichi Motors’ PistachioFD RX-7; the Baller Hauler & its AE86; Jonathan Salazar’s snow cone-slingin’ Hijet; ’18 WRX STI Type RA reviewed; and more!
Bob HernandezJun 15, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP