With the launch of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, we were also offered a topless version with the 718 Spyder. We’ve seen the Boxster Spyder before, but never like this. This Spyder was developed under the guidance of Porsche GT boss Andy Preuninger from the GT department, thus making it a real “GT car,” just not badged as such. It literally is just a Spyder version of the 718 GT4 with the same suspension, engine, and tuning, just with the little folding top similar to that of the GT3-based 991.2 Speedster. So if you want a GT4, but also want the open-air feeling, here you go.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2020 Porsche 718 Spyder on eBay
Model: 718 Spyder
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 8 mi
Location: Jericho, New York
Fire Extinguisher,Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel,Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell,Porsche Logo in Satin Black,Smoking Package,Stitching in Deviated Color,Wheels Painted in Satin Black,2-zone Automatic Climate Control,Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way),Apple CarPlay
Just like the GT4, the Spyder is only offered with a manual gearbox (for now) and you can option it with the expensive goodies like the carbon ceramic brakes and sport bucket seats. This example up for sale in New York has neither, which makes it a much softer experience, as well as of course cheaper. “Cheaper” being a relative term, because this car is still nearly $110,000. Perhaps its a bargain compared to the Speedster that is still trading for over $300,000, but you can also argue that it is worth every penny. I’m usually not a big convertible guy, but I’d have a hard time choosing between this or the GT4.
That’s a sharp car. I’m glad they did a decent job with the styling. Not too many creases (which seems to be the newest craze in automotive design). And it’s lightweight which is wonderful. With all the safety systems these new cars just keep putting on the pounds. I got a chance to drive the prior GT4 around the Nurburgring and at Spa and was impressed. It’s basically a new 996 GT3. Wonderful little cars.
Interesting car for sure design wise and I and glad it’s exists but why not just save the $15K and get the Boxster GTS 4.0 instead of this car ? The GT4 makes sense you can take it to the track so you need the engine plus the suspension bits. But no one is going to take the spyder to the track.
But all this is moot – I am sure it’s still sold out and there is a waiting list 🙂
It might not even pass a broomstick test to be allowed out onto a track.
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