Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder review

Category: Sports car

Section: Introduction

2019 718 Boxster Spyder front cornering shot
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder front cornering shot
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder rear cornering shot
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD instrument panel
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD boot open
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder instrument panel close-up
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD front static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD left static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD rear static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder headlamp detail
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder headlamp badge detail
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder front cornering shot
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder rear cornering shot
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD instrument panel
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD boot open
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder instrument panel close-up
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD front static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD left static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD rear static
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder headlamp detail
  • 2019 718 Boxster Spyder headlamp badge detail
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Introduction

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.

At a glance
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Target Price from £79,075
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Used car deals
From £92,900
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
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £5,706 / £5,854
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £11,412 / £11,708
Available colours