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This Looks Like The New Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Ever since Porsche refreshed its mid-engine Boxster and Cayman range with slightly new looks and brand new turbocharged engines, we’ve been wondering when we’d see the top-tier Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 versions make an appearance. What looks to be a 718 GT4 was spotted on Instagram last week, and now, the new Boxster Spyder has been spied as well.

The New Porsche 718

This 718 Boxster Spyder that was spotted recently has a host of different visual upgrades separating it from the rest of the 718 range. Most noticeable are the signature dual rear body panel humps that sit over the engine behind the driver, featured on both prior generations of the Boxster Spyder. The clamshell is paired with the same semi-manual roof mechanism found on the last-gen car.

Also worth noting are the more aggressive front bumper, big diffuser, dual exit exhaust, big brakes, and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. This is one serious car.

One thing we can’t see from the pictures is the engine. The last Boxster Spyder shared its 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six and six-speed manual gearbox with the Cayman GT4. It’s not clear whether this new car will stick with that formula, though there have been rumors that the next Cayman GT4 will be powered by a version of the 4.0 liter flat-six in the new 911 GT3. We’ll have to wait for official confirmation to see if the Spyder gets a higher-output version of the Boxster’s turbo four or if it gets a high-revving flat-six.

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