Having an excellent Porsche that doesn’t depreciate very a lot is good news for those who personal them, however much less encouraging for those who need them. Years and miles proceed to go and but these values – nonetheless across the authentic RRP – refuse to budge, which might be fairly irritating. See the unique Boxster Spyder and 981 Cayman GT4 for proof.
To get a repair, then, patrons might need to think about an alternate. And the Boxster RS60 Spyder might be that automobile for these craving six horizontally opposed cylinders in the midst of a two-seat sports activities automobile. Certain, it isn’t as excessive or as exhilarating as an precise 987 Spyder, however the place these vehicles are nonetheless to be discovered at greater than £40k, an RS60 like this one – 2008, 70k, full service historical past – is slightly over £20k. Which is sort of an enormous distinction.
And if missing the load lack of a Spyder, the Boxster RS60 was notable for a couple of causes. A typical sports activities exhaust meant greater than 300hp, SportDesign add-ons ensured a racier look, PASM was additionally commonplace match and a restricted run of vehicles (1,960 items) stored it unique. It doesn’t sound like a really restricted quantity, however keep in mind Porsche made simply 11 fewer 991 Speedsters – hardly an on a regular basis spot – and it’s clear the RS60 is a fairly uncommon automobile.
Within the sunshine you’re unlikely to overlook it, assuming the roof is down and the inside is on present. The silver over crimson color scheme for the RS60 was a homage to the 718 RS60 Spyder that received the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960. Gray leather-based and a black roof had been out there for individuals who most well-liked a extra muted tribute to the previous race automobile, though these wanting to face out then or now actually solely have one possibility. Each paint and fabric nonetheless look in tremendous fettle after virtually a decade and a half.
Again in 2008, the Spyder carried a £5,500 premium over a Boxster S, so that you’d should be fairly dedicated to the historical past, the leather-based and the brand new 19-inch wheels to plump for it over the common (and wonderful) commonplace automobile. Now, nevertheless, with the 987 nonetheless a standard sight, having one with a sliver extra drama and rarity about it does help the desirability.
Particularly if you issue within the modest premium; there are decrease mileage or later 987s on the market for related cash – the RS60 was a run out of the primary era, forward of the 2009 facelift – although not is one other £5k required for the particular one. Which, regardless that there aren’t many unhealthy Boxsters on the market, does make this one look notably good. Assuming you actually, actually like crimson leather-based.
SPECIFICATION | PORSCHE BOXSTER RS60 SPYDER