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Porsche Boxster Spyder (2010) – UK details and prices

Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Porsche has released UK details for the Porsche Boxster Spyder

Back in November we reported that Porsche had revealed the Porsche Boxster Spyder, a stripped down Boxster with an iconic ’Speedster’ profile. To be honest, we were surprised they didn’t go with the Speedster name (we reported back in Spetember with pictures of a Porsche Boxster with Speedster humps testing at the Nurburgring), but perhaps that was a step too far; using the Speedster tag on a lowly Boxster.

But no matter, the Porsche Boxster Spyder it is with the flat six 3.4 litre engine with 310bhp and a 0-60mph of 4.6 seconds when you tick the PDK Sport Chrono Plus option. And you’ll probably be busy ticking the options box, because the Boxster Spyder doesn’t even get a radio.

Porsche got obsessive with weight stripping in this ‘Made for California’ Boxster. The manual fabric roof weighs just 21kg, is practically useless and wrecks the profile (hence the ‘Made for California’ tag – you need sunshine for the Spyder). There’s liberal use of aluminium body panels to reduce the total weight by 80kg which accounts for the improved performance (there is also and extra 10bhp over the Boxster S).

If you decide you want a Boxster Spyder in the UK despite our weather (and all joking apart it will be great fun) it’ll cost you £46,387. That includes19” Boxster Spyder alloys, the cheapo roof, sports chassis lowered by 20mm, carbon fibre seats in Alcantara/leather, PSM and fixed rear spoiler. You can also go play at the Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone in the price.

Want to spec the Spyder up a bit? No problem, Sir. Ceramic brakes? £3.5k. Full leather? £2k. Bi-Xenons? £1.1k. There is quite a list. But then that’s the joy of stripping a car down. You can then charge an arm and a leg to put everything back. And if you want to know what everything else costs have a look at the Porsche Boxster Spyder UK press release.

If you’re going to do it, buy it as is. That’s what it’s for – stripped down summer fun.

By Cars UK