718 Boxster Spyder RS testing on the Nordschleife

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Good heavens, how about this then? Take one 718 Boxster Spyder – among the best wanting and driving sports activities automobiles of current years – add a GT3 engine, NACA ducts within the bonnet, carbon bucket seats and all the opposite RS addenda. The result’s a spectacular Porsche and, if the rumours are to be believed, a Boxster equal to the Cayman GT4 RS. Which is perhaps alright…

Now, we’ve seen this automobile earlier than, again in Might throughout earlier testing, however with the roof off and automobile lapping the Nordschleife the thrill is ramped up even additional. Not least as a result of it form of evokes the 991 Speedster, the final Porsche to obtain the 9,000rpm, 4.0-litre flat-six. And that was improbable; now it seems to be set to go in a smaller, presumably barely lighter, mid-engined Porsche.

New particulars not clear earlier in the summertime embody ‘Weissach RS’ embroidered on the carbon seats, implying this Boxster shall be simply as centered as its hardtop Cayman sibling. Observe additionally the entrance wheelarch louvres like a GT3 RS that weren’t there earlier than, maybe solely approaching a Weissach automobile, and a ducktail spoiler that’s grown once more; seems to be identical to the invoice from the 911 Sport Traditional, really. And the entrance splitter seems to be extra aggressive and decrease this time round. It’s definitely not the identical automobile in a distinct location. To not our squinting eyes, a minimum of.

Our spy sources counsel this Spyder RS shall be a 2023 model, complementing the GT4 RS as a valedictory particular for the 718 period (and combustion engines in Boxsters and Caymans) as the center of the last decade looms and – gulp – the EV Porsche sports activities automobiles arrive. If this Boxster is something just like the Cayman – and every thing seen to date suggests that it’s going to – then the petrol automobiles are going out with one heck of a farewell.

Picture credit score | S.Baldauf/S.B. Medien

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