Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder to get 911 GT3 Engine
Next Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder will be powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine from the 911 GT3.
Porsche’s entry-level 718 Boxster range is offered with 4-cylinder, turbocharged engines. But, those looking for a more hardcore Boxster are in luck as Porsche is likely to offer the next 718 Boxster Spyder with a 4.0-litre, naturally-aspirated flat-6 from the 911 GT3.
Now, in the GT3, the 4.0-litre, flat-six engine produces 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The 718 Boxster Spyder is likely to get a de-tuned version. It will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. Customers can opt for a 7-speed PDK as well.
Besides the new powertrain, the new Boxster Spyder will be put on a diet. Like its predecessor, the new model will come with a removable soft top instead of an electric folding roof to save weight.
The new 718 Boxster Spyder is expected to arrive sometime in 2018. Another new Porsche to look out for is the new Cayman GT4.