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Porsche is preparing a hotter 718 Boxster Spyder RS that not only looks but also sounds the part. A new spy video shows the high-performance convertible rocketing around the Nurburgring, as well as the exhaust note. It sounds appropriately raspy and loud.
We don’t know which engine will power the vehicle, but all indications point to Porsche’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine with a redline of 9,000 rpm. It powers the 911 GT3 with 493 horsepower (367 kilowatts) and torque of 331 pound-feet (449 Newton-meters). The powerful engine should propel the Boxster Spyder RS to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 3.2 seconds, slightly slower than the Cayman GT4 RS.
The car has no camouflage, and the most recent spy shots show it wearing what appears to be the Weissach Pack, indicating that Porsche isn’t hiding much about this new car. This is the same vehicle seen in the spy video above. The lightweight components in the pack, which Porsche first offered on the 918 Spyder, help to reduce overall weight. These badges could be seen in spy photos taken earlier this month.
The car looks far more aggressive than the standard Boxster with some prominent performance bits. The vehicle features NACA ducts in the hood, and it’s hard to miss the front fender vents. Subtler performance indicators include the center-lock wheels and the small ducts on the rear quarter panels. These intakes likely help feed more air to the engine.
The vehicle will be delivered with a fabric roof. Inside, there could be a few RS-specific touches, but we haven’t seen them yet. Customers who are interested should expect to pay well over six figures, so start saving now.
Porsche has not stated when this hotter Boxster will be available. We are hoping that the car will break down before the end of the year because we cannot wait for it to arrive. It’ll be a great addition to the Boxster lineup in terms of performance. This will sit above the 718 Spyder, which packs a 420-hp (313-kW) engine.
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