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Porsche Boxster Spyder (2015–2016)

Last updated 17 May 2017

Dimensions
Length 4414 mm
Width 1978 mm
Height 1262 mm
Wheelbase 2475 mm
Boot Space 280 L

Full specifications

Interior

The cabin reflects Porsche's 'purist' approach to the Boxster Spyder,. There are few creature comforts. Both the infotainment and air conditioning have been removed to save weight, although both can be added as a no cost option.

As with the standard Boxster, the Spyder is strictly a two-seater affair, with a pair of bucket seats finished in part cloth and leather. Both provide lots of comfort and all-round support, but there is no height or seat back adjustment. However, for the driver, the positioning is near-perfect, with an excellent view of the road and a small, Alcantara clad steering wheel that is identical to that found in the Cayman GT4. 

The instruments are all clear and easy to read, with the speedo and rev counter placed deep into the dashboard to preventing the sun from reflecting off the glass and preventing you from understanding how quickly you're motoring with the roof down. If truth be told, the cabin feels more supercar than roadster, with the handles replaced by cloth tags and simple controls for the heating and ventilation.

Getting the roof down is a bit fiddly, as you have to press a switch in the cabin to pop the holding latch, before getting out of the car to manually lower the roof by unclipping the side fins and folding the roof behind the cabin. After a dozen or so times, it become second nature, but we found it tricky to locate the buttons to unclip the fins, with the button hidden beneath the cloth that covers the top of each fin. 

With the roof down, the Boxster Spyder can get a little blustery, but seldom feels overwhelming and wind noise levels are low enough to hold a conversation with your passenger without the need to shout. Things become a bit more refined with the roof in place.

As with the standard Boxster, there are useful pockets and a glovebox. Fold out cup holders are also standard, while the boot - located at the front - will easily take a small suitcase or a couple of overnight bags. There's not a lot of space behind the seats though, so taking the Boxster Spyder anywhere requires you to pack light. 

Standard equipment: 

20-inch Boxster Spyder light alloy wheels, Silver with 235/35 ZR tyres front and 265/35 ZR tyres rear, six-speed manual gearbox, sports suspension, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) inc. rear diff lock, sports seats finished in Alcantara/partial leather Black finish xenon headlights, door trims with opening loops in black tyre pressure monitoring, sportdesign steering wheel in Alcantara, floor mats, tyre-pressure monitoring ,headrests with stitched Spyder logo in Black and Sport Chrono package with Sport and Sport Plus button.

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