I just came across pictures of the coming Porsche Spyder this weekend (where have I been?!). Looks pretty cool with some design cues from past Spyders, but a nice looking design that matches the current model lineup.
The above picture is from Auto Express (a UK magazine) who also reported the following high level stats on the 2013 Porsche Spyder:
- Platform based on the soon to be released Audi R2
- Folding canvas roof, similar to the Boxster
- Entry level version will be outfitted with a 200 hp engine reportedly coming from the Golf GTI
- Sport version could have a beefed up version of the same engine producing 280 hp
Since we’re talking about a lighter, smaller car than the current Boxster, performance should be pretty solid. This promises to be a very desirable special Porsche I bet all of us could enjoy.
As a side note, the original Porsche 550 Sypder was unveiled at the 1953 Paris Motor Show. Designed for racing, the compact two-seater was tricky on the road and could become a handful when not piloted by an experienced driver. Most of you will recall James Dean died when he crashed his (aptly named “Little Bastard”) in 1955.
[Picture & Source: AutoExpress.co.uk]