In a rather surprising turn of events yesterday, the wizards of Stuttgart announced a new 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder, based on the current third-generation car. It’ll capitalize on a fanatical attention to weight-reduction to maximize both acceleration, and handling characteristics.
In other words, like every Spyder before it, the mantra “less is more” is followed to the letter.
That’s all fine and well, but what about the styling of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder? It actually shares both its front and rear fascia with the new Cayman GT4, adding twin fairings behind the seat headrests which trace straight back over the rear decklid. But with the exception of these features, the new Porsche Boxster Spyder pretty much looks like the standard fare.
But then, there’s the Spyder’s unique side profile, augmented by the aforementioned fairings with the top either down, or up. The decklid bulges force the top’s rear window forward with the top up, compared to the Boxster’s other forms, giving the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder’s canopy a more abrupt, sharp back edge.
At any rate, what’s your take? Is the new Porsche Boxster Spyder hot? Or not?