Look above, and you’ll see the recently-revealed Porsche Boxster Spyder – what we had assumed would be the be all, end all of this generation of the mid-engined convertible sportscar.
Well, we might have been wrong.
According to a report from Autocar, Porsche is seriously considering building a Boxster Spyder GT4, to build upon what the marque has already accomplished with both the Boxster Spyder, and the Cayman GT4. We wouldn’t have believed it ourselves if they hadn’t heard it from a “senior source” within the company.
Autocar quotes this senior source as saying: “We are looking at [a Boxster Spyder GT4] right now. Much of the engineering has already been done for the Cayman, so we think this might be a good direction for us.” Another incentive for a possible Porsche Boxster Spyder GT4, beside the old “because we can” angle, is that demand for the Cayman GT4 has far exceeded expectations; the automaker can likely count on customers lining up around the block for a Boxster Spyder take on the car, as well.
Conventional wisdom suggests that this proposed Porsche Boxster Spyder GT4 would retain its same 375 HP, 3.8-liter engine, but gain GT3 brakes, the Cayman GT4’s suspension (GT3-derived adjustable in front, bespoke in the rear), as well as that car’s aero kit.
However, as Autocar notes, Porsche will have to watch the price. The Boxster Spyder is already set to cost $82,100 US, while the Cayman GT4 comes in around $84,600; it would be very easy for a Boxster Spyder GT4 to far exceed the price of the top-tier Cayman.