When Porsche introduced the Panamera, many felt that the boys from Zuffenhausen had lost their minds, and, in the spirit of the Cayenne, has continued to drift away from the motoring ideals that the company had once stood so stoically by. All the naysayers will surely sleep soundly after reading the latest press release about Porsche’s newest toy, the Boxster Spyder. Porsche has returned to its original recipe for success that started with the 550 Spyder, and in doing so has created one of its best cars in decades. The 550 Spyder was the first car Porsche created to meet homologation rules, and in doing so, the public benefited enormously from their efforts, and was essentially able to purchase a race-worthy production vehicle. Set above the ‘S’ in Boxster trim levels, the Spyder is both the lightest and most powerful car in the lineup; it has shed 80kg over the S yet boasts an additional 10bhp for a total of 320. The mid-engined roadster also has a more aggressive suspension and will be available with Porsche’s exquisite PDK transmission. It will hit showrooms in February 2010.
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Source: Net Car Show