2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder

I complained yesterday that the Arctic Silver over Graphite Grey color combination of that 911 Turbo S was too bland for such a performance machine. Here we can see a similar exterior utilized to much greater effect. The key is in the details. Well, the details along with one of the best interiors I’ve seen in a modern Porsche.

This is a 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder. That’s a great base with which to start. The exterior is GT Silver Metallic. I don’t want to parse Porsche’s various silvers and which might be better than which, but this is a fine color for those who enjoy silver. It’s contrasted by Porsche script along the doors and what I believe are White Gold Metallic painted wheels. While subtle those wheels provide a nice shift in color that gives the exterior just a little more style. The interior is where things really pick up:

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Year: 2016
Model: Boxster Spyder
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 11,243 mi
Price: $109,588 Buy It Now

CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. GT Silver Metallic 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder RWD 6-Speed Manual with Overdrive 3.0L H6 FI DOHC 24V ULEV II 375hp *RARE FIND*, Garnet Red w/Natural Leather Seat Trim, Front Bucket Seats.

Awards:
* 2016 Brand Image Awards

Reviews:

* Stellar handling; engaging yet fuel-efficient powertrains; artfully designed cabin; endless options; well-insulated soft top. Source: Edmunds

I am a fan of red interiors in general, but this one I think uses the color better than most, allowing the red to work as a bright accent but one that doesn’t take over the car. There’s red leather, contrasted with alcantara, and some black carpeting. The seats are the optional light weight buckets and here they’ve received black and red checkerboard seat inserts. At least I think that’s the pattern. Regardless, I love it. I think this is a well thought out interior and it works well with the silver exterior. The wood shift knob is a nice touch, similar to what we see in the Carrera GT. I don’t know what the best Porsche interior might be. Seat inserts appear to have come back in fashion as I’m seeing them more and more on recent builds. Typically they have been of the houndstooth/pepita variety and that’s a great choice, but I think on this particular car the extra color in the inserts works too. Count me a fan.

This Spyder isn’t as flashy as a Riviera Blue Spyder might be, but it still looks great. For some, that lack of flash might even be an improvement. It’s priced fairly high, though not much higher than other Spyders I’ve come across and the unique touches make this one more worthwhile. I’ve been known to shy away from featuring modern Porsches, preferring instead to focus on the air-cooled models, but I’ve been seeing a lot of newer models I like lately. Not a bad thing at all!

-Rob

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  1. Well, can they atleast get the engine spec right ? Especially being a Porsche dealer !

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