Porsche Chops Weight, Luxuries for 2011 Boxster Spyder

What do you get when you strip the air conditioning, radio and even cupholders out of an already fast car, like Porsche’s Boxster S? An even faster (and somehow even more expensive) car: The 2011 Boxster Spyder.


Porsche’s chop job got the Boxster Spyder down to a dainty 2,811 pounds, down 176 from the already-light Boxster S. Along the way, the flat-six engine also picked up another 10 horses for a total of 320, delivering a claimed zero to 60 time of 4.8 seconds. (If you’re feeling like dropping a little more change, Porsche says its Porsche-Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission and optional sports chrono package will get that down to 4.6 seconds.)

To stylistically differentiate it from its cheaper, softer cousins, the Boxster Spyder also features a manual canvas droptop, a curvaceous deck lid, and a stripe running down each door.


The Boxster Spyder will begin selling February 2010 with a base price of$61,200.