2019 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder Spied With Its Top Down

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder is set to return for 2019, with a prototype for the roofless mid-engine sports car having been caught testing by our spy photographers this week.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the new Boxster Spyder, but it is one of the first good looks we’ve gotten at the vehicle with its soft-top roof removed. Like the 2016 model year Boxster Spyder, this new version will receive an aerodynamically-optimized rear deck/engine cover. Additionally, it should receive sporty front and rear fascias and will probably also get model exclusive wheels.

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Hiding under the uniquely styled engine cover will be a naturally aspirated flat-six engine that is also set to appear in the 2019 Cayman GT4. It will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission, but Porsche’s paddle-shifted PDK automatic is also expected to be offered. It will be making over 400 hp in the application, rumors indicate – quite a bit more than the outgoing 385 hp Cayman GT4.

The 2019 718 Boxster Spyder will debut in the coming months before going on sale late in the year or in early 2019.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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