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Porsche Of The Day: 2024 Porsche 718 Spyder RS

As Porsche prepares to usher in a new era of electric vehicles, enthusiasts bid a bittersweet farewell to the combustion-engined Boxsters with the introduction of the Porsche 718 Spyder RS. This latest addition to the Boxster lineup embodies the essence of speed, power, and uncompromising performance.

Despite its absence of a traditional Boxster badge, the 718 Spyder RS proudly carries the legacy forward, boasting the heart of a 911 GT3 beneath its sleek exterior. That engine is a powerful naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six, which delivers 493 hp, 331 pound-feet of torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, and to 124 MPH in just 10.9 seconds, all the way to its top speed of 191 MPH.

The 718 Spyder RS may not be as fast as the GT4 RS, but if you’re seeking for an immersive driving experience, regardless of your destination or speed, the Spyder is the way to go. Whether you prefer the roof up, down, or somewhere in between, there’s a remarkable versatility to this experience.

Photos by Simon Clay courtesy of RM Sotheby’s