Our spies spotted re-examining the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder RS offering us a new set of photos which you can see below. (Updated 5/13/2022)
Enthusiasts have fallen in love with the Porsche 718 Boxstar Spider, but it seems to be on the horizon of a more extreme RS variant.
Recently spying around in Nবারrburging, the high-performance Roadstar follows the standard model footprint but adopts a lightweight center-locking wheel that is backed up by a Biffy braking system.
This is not the only noticeable change because the prototype is equipped with two additional intakes behind the side windows. The soft top has also been modified and sadly lost its iconic buttresses, although it is important to remember that this is only a prototype.
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The Porsche didn’t say much about the model, but it is expected to borrow a lot from the $ 149,100 718 Cayman GT4 RS. It has a naturally ambitious 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 493 hp (368 kW / 500 PS) and 331 lb-ft (448 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed PDK transmission, which mechanically transmits power to the rear wheels via a locking rear differential. This setup enables the coupe to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) to 196 mph (315 km / h) at a maximum speed of 3.2 seconds before hitting.
Of course, it’s worth noting that the 718 Boxster Spider RS looks less aggressive than the 718 Cayman GT4 RS because it avoids the NACA duct, front fender vents and a huge rear wing. As a result, the roadster will probably be less extreme than the track-focused coupe.
Although several questions remain, initial speculation is that the 718 Boxster Spider RS could arrive next year, possibly as a 2024 model.
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