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 |  Jun 11 2010, 2:21 PM

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Porsche is planning to introduce a hard-core version of the Cayman, inspired by its new Boxster Spyder model. According to information provided from a recent dealer meeting, the new model will be introduced in the Spring of 2011 (possibly at the Geneva Auto Show) with less weight, more horsepower and an overall design inspired by the new light-weight Boxster.

The Boxster Spyder is 176-lbs lighter than the standard model and boasts a 10-hp jump from it’s direct-injection 3.4-liter flat-six. With 320-hp on tap, we’d expect the Cayman model to deliver at least 330-hp and when combined with Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission should hit 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Pricing should be roughly $65,300.

In addition, Porsche is expected to introduce a new limited edition 911 Speedster model at the Paris Auto Show. It will be limited to just 100 models and feature the Carrera 4S widebody but will be rear-wheel drive. It will come with a 408-hp 3.8-liter flat-six, combined with Porsche’s impressive 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Other highlights will include a limited-slip differential, PCCB brakes and 19-inch wheels. In true Speedster style, it will come exclusively with just two seats and be offered in either blue or white. It won’t be cheap, however, with an MSRP close to $200,000.

Then at the Geneva Auto Show in the Spring, Porsche will deliver the Carrera GTS. It will get unique styling, a sport exhaust and center locking wheels. Like the 911 Speedster it will get the same 408-hp engine, but will be offered with a 6-speed transmission. It will also be rear-drive but with the wider body and track. Both a Coupe and Cabriolet will be offered priced at $103,100 and $112,900 respectively.

[Source: TeamSpeed]

 |  Nov 20 2009, 9:14 AM

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With the car’s debut at the LA Auto Show fast approaching, Porsche has released a large gallery of photos of its latest model, the Boxster Spyder. The photos show the car in detail, including the Carrera GT-inspired clamshell rear with bulges to accentuate this car’s two-seat layout. Other design features include lower side windows for a chop-top look.

But what really makes the Spyder special is its light weight chassis and more powerful engine. In total 176 lbs of weight has been cut from the car, to deliver a curb weight of just 2,811 lbs. Power comes via the same direct-injection 3.4-liter flat-six as in the Boxster S, but with a 10-hp jump to 320-hp. Combined with Porsche’s new dual-clutch PDK transmission, the car can hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The Boxster Spyder will be priced from $61,200 and will go on sale in February of next year as a 2011 model.

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GALLERY: 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder

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 |  Nov 05 2009, 1:56 PM

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After much speculation, Porsche has finally announced that it will introduce a light weight Boxster Spyder model at the LA Auto Show. Designed with inspiration from the iconic Carrera GT, the Boxster Spyder gets lower side windows for that chop-top roadster look and also comes with a unique single clamshell rear with two bulges to really accentuate the two-seater nature of this sports car.

But what really makes the Spyder special is its light weight chassis and more powerful engine. In total 176 lbs of weight has been cut from the car, to deliver a curb weight of just 2,811 lbs. Power comes via the same direct-injection 3.4-liter flat-six as in the Boxster S, but with a 10-hp jump to 320-hp. Combined with Porsche’s new dual-clutch PDK transmission, the car can hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The Boxster Spyder will be priced from $61,200 and will go on sale in February of next year as a 2011 model.

See AutoGuide’s Live 2009 LA Auto Show Coverage Here Starting December 2nd

GALLERY: Porsche Boxster Spyder

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See a video of the Boxster Spyder in action and the official release after the jump:

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