Porsche Boxster 987 Spyder (2010-2012)
Date of unveil by Porsche AG: 2009 November 5
Premiere: 2009 December 2 at Los Angeles Motor Show
World market launch: 2010 February (as a 2011 model)
Technical specification and comparison
|Modification||Engine||kW||lb-ft||Nm||Gearbox||60 mph||100 km/h||100 mph||200 km/h||mph||km/h||DIN weight||Power to weight|
|Boxster 987.2 Spyder||3.4B6||235||272||370||manual 6-speed||4.9 sec.||5.1 sec.||10.8 sec.||17.5 sec.||166||267||1275 kg
|PDK 7-speed||*4.6/4.8 sec.||*4.8/5.0 sec.||*10.3/10.6 sec.||*17.0/17.3 sec.||165||265||1300 kg
|Boxster 987.2 S||3.4B6||228||265||360||manual 6-speed||5.3 sec.||11.6 sec.||18.4 sec.||170||274||1355 kg
|PDK 7-speed||*5.0/5.2 sec.||*11.1/11.4 sec.||*17.9/18.2 sec.||169||272||1380 kg
The Spyder's most striking feature, the manual canvas hood in place of an electric convertible top saved 21 kg/46 lb. Weighing 1275 kg/2811 lb, the Boxster Spyder was the lightest street legal Porsche in decades (lightest after the eighties 944). Although technically rather similar to the Boxster S, the Spyder got an all-new 0.8"/20 mm lower sports suspension. Together with the weight reduction measures, the center of gravity was lowered by 1.0"/25 mm. The sporty chassis was characterized by its stiff and short springs, large anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles, and specially tuned tension and pressure stages of its four shock absorbers. Mechanical rear differential lock came as standard. As part of the lightweight construction, the 8.5+10 x 19” unique and weight-optimized wheels were developed. The 19" Spyder wheels were around 10% lighter than optional 19" wheels on the Boxster S and even a bit lighter than the 18" wheels on the Boxster S.
Options included Boxster Spyder Alcantara interior, lightweight lithium ion battery (-10 kg/22 lb), automatic climate control (+12 kg/26 lb), radio and speakers (+3 kg/7 lb), sports exhaust system (it wasn't standard item) and other selected Boxster options. As the Spyder was designed to be as minimalistic as a Boxster could be, Porsche's official saying was: "The two luggage compartments are perhaps the only concession to convenience."
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Boxster 987 Spyder
1/2010 · English
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