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Porsche introduce the new Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster Spyder is a lightweight version of the mid engined Porsche Boxster roadster

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The new Porsche Boxster Spyder will make its world debut in December at the LA Auto show and will be introduced in the UK in February 2010. This new Porsche Boxster Spyder is a lightweight version of the mid engined Porsche Boxster roadster. Weighing just 1.275kg it is the lightest model in the Porsche line up and continues this clear cut philosophy in a package offering full homologation for the road reflecting a common wish expressed by Porsche customers.

The new model becomes the third version in the Boxster range, joining the Boxster and Boxster S, yet stands out clearly at first sight from the other versions of the mid-engined roadster, quite simply because the Porsche Boxster Spyder has been developed first and foremost for driving in the open air. The low-slung, lightweight soft top extends far to the rear and serves to protect the driver and passenger from bright sunshine, wind and rain. When closed, the soft top, together with the bespoke extra-low side windows and the two unique, striking bulges on the single-piece rear lid, boasts a stretched and sleek silhouette reminiscent of the Carrera GT.

Equipped with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) twin-clutch transmission and the Sports Chrono Package, the new Porsche Boxster Spyder, using Launch Control, accelerates from a 0- 62mph in 4.8 seconds. Again with optional PDK, fuel consumption is a mere 30.4mpg (9.3 litres/100km) in the NEDC New European Driving Cycle and top speed, in turn, is 166 mph (267 km/h) with the roof removed. Market introduction of the new Porsche Boxster Spyder will start worldwide in February 2010, and will be priced from £44,643 in the UK. Included in the purchase price is the invitation for customers to explore the dynamic attributes of their Boxster Spyder, and develop their own skills behind the wheel.