What Car? says...
Here at What Car? we tend not to comment on looks but, come on, in the case of the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder — a car that's prettier than a new-born foal — they’re somewhat impossible to ignore. It’s an arresting thing, but before you start thinking “Yeah, style over substance” there is a proper sports car beneath its svelte skin.
That’s because the Spyder is mechanically identical to the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, and that’s a proper bit of kit — built for the road but with track-day use in mind. It means that the Spyder inherits the GT4’s 414bhp 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine, which removes in a fell swoop the biggest criticism of the regular 718 Boxster and Boxster S — their coarse, four-cylinder turbocharged motors.
Right, that’s enough chit-chat. Is the Boxster Spyder the best convertible sports car you can buy for the money? You could of course be thinking about anything from a Jaguar F-Type Convertible or Audi TT RS Roadster, to a BMW Z4 M40i.
Keep reading to find out, and once you’ve made your decision, check out our New Car Buying pages to see what deals we can arrange for you without the need to haggle.
|RRP price range||£79,075 - £81,075|
|Number of trims (see all)||1|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||25.4 - 26.4|
|Available doors options||2|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£5,706 / £5,854|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£11,412 / £11,708|