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Will the next Porsche Boxster Spyder get GT3 power?

Before Porsche introduced the newest generation of 718 Boxsters, it built a 3.8-liter H6 powered variant of the last generation to send it away in style. Well, according to what is testing in the cold climes of the Arctic Circle, the next Boxster Spyder is just around the corner.

Boxster Spyder – one of the coolest Porsche road cars ever

According to Autocar, the Boxster Spyder will share most of its track-ready parts with the Cayman GT4 except for its powerplant — the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated H6 from the Porsche 911 GT3 will apparently see use in the Boxster Spyder instead of the 3.8-liter H6 in the Cayman GT4. If that’s the case, the Boxster Spyder will go down as one of the coolest Porsche road cars ever.

We expect the upcoming Spyder to come with either a six-speed manual with an optional PDK dual-clutch automatic available. True track rats should probably spring for the seven-speed PDK, but if you plan on just toying around and having fun, the six-speed is the only way to go. There are rumors about Porsche putting the Spyder on a diet and shave away frivolous things like a power folding top and sound deadening.

We’re still a ways away from knowing when to expect these to see the street and how much one will set you back, but we imagine it’ll be more expensive than the Cayman GT4 if Porsche signs off on the 4.0-liter mill for the Spyder.

 

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