Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder RS ​​Spying Glides Around the Nurburgring

Porsche is working on an even cooler 718 Boxster Spyder RS ​​that not only looks the part but sounds like it too. A new spy video shows a high-performance convertible rocket around the Nurburgring, and the video also captures the car’s exhaust records. It sounded really hoarse and loud.

We don’t know which engine will power the car, but all signs point to Porsche’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six and its 9,000-rpm red line. It propels the 911 GT3 and produces 493 horsepower (367 kilowatts) and 331 pound-feet (449 Newton-meters) of torque. The high-powered engine should propel the Boxster Spyder RS ​​to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) slightly slower than the Cayman GT4 RS, which can hit it in 3.2 seconds.

The car lacks camouflage, and the latest spy shots captured the car wearing what looks like a Weissach Package, so Porsche isn’t keeping much of the new car under wraps. This is the same car in the spy video above. The package, which Porsche first offered on the 918 Spyder, adds lightweight components to reduce overall weight. This badge is quite visible in a spy shot taken earlier this month.

The car looks a lot more aggressive than the standard Boxster with a few performance bits that stand out. This vehicle has NACA ducts on the hood, and it’s hard to miss the front fender vents. More subtle performance indicators include a center lock wheel and a small channel on the rear panel. These intakes likely help provide more air to the engine.

The car will arrive with a cloth roof. Inside, the cabin could get some RS-specific touches, but we haven’t spied on that yet. Interested customers should expect a price tag of more than six figures, so start saving now.

Porsche hasn’t given any indication when the hotter Boxster will debut. We hope the car will break cover before the end of the year because we can’t wait for it to arrive. This would be an excellent performance addition to the Boxster lineup. This will top the 718 Spyder, which packs a 420-hp (313-kW) engine.

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