It has been announced for a long time, the Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster will not be with us for very long. The manufacturer announced that they would not be replaced, at least not by a new "Baby Porsche" with a combustion engine. The one that will take over will obviously be electric, and could resemble the Vision 357 concept unveiled last January. But Porsche seems to want to say goodbye to its little sports car with panache. Evidenced by this Spyder RS, discoverable version, and in our opinion more elegant than the Cayman GT4 RS.
In the back of the two occupants, we find the Flat 6 in a pure version because without turbo, which sends 500 hp into the rear wheels, and can wring the tachometer up to 9,000 rpm. No manual gearbox available but the PDK gearbox with shortened ratios makes it possible to shoot down the 0-100 in 3.4 seconds. A little less sharp than that of the GT4 RS, the chassis of the Spyder RS receives a softened damping, more suitable for open driving. The soft top is also reduced to its simplest expression: a canvas stretched over the passenger compartment, which is removed manually. In short, this is the most powerful and sensational Boxster in the history of the model, and it was necessary for a farewell in beauty. From 159,000 euros.
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