2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD instrument panel

Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder review


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Because the GT4 is derived from the regular Cayman it shares many of its excellent qualities, including the driving position. It’s pretty much spot on and stretches your legs out to meet the perfectly placed pedals, with the steering wheel nicely in line with both. There’s an extensive range of reach and height adjustment, too.

Our test car had the optional bucket seats. These are truly enveloping, keeping you held firmly through bends, but their backrests are non-adjustable while the fore and aft adjustment is manual. They still offer electric height adjustment, but for a greater range of movements, stick with the standard seats. 

Visibility is good out the front but restricted rearwards with the roof up. Roof down, those restrictions disappear and you can see perfectly in every direction. In any case the usual array of parking sensors are available, and at night you get bright, bi-xenon headlights that can be upgraded to adaptive LEDs.

Infotainment is the standard Cayman’s 7.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and Apple CarPlay. It’s pretty good but outdone by the Z4’s system for both features and functionality. But maybe that won’t matter to you and you’ll choose Porsche’s weight-saving option of deleting the infotainment entirely, leaving you with a shelf instead — for a map, perhaps.

It all feels very well bolted together and nicely finished with lashings leather and Alcantara — the steering wheel is so trimmed and feels great to the touch. 

For more general information about the regular Boxster, head to our main review.

2019 718 Boxster Spyder LHD instrument panel
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