Porsche’s 718 Boxster Spyder will be Powered by a Flat-Six

  • Published On: 6 February 2018

The 911 GT's high-revving unit will power this car.

The most driver-focused version of its current 718 Boxster is currently being developed. The new car will use the naturally aspirated, flat-six engine from the latest 911 GT3. The German carmaker is now testing the car in the cold climate of the Arctic Circle.

“Natural aspiration is one of our main USPs,” Andreas Preuninger, head of GT car development at Porsche said. “At Motorsport, we think we can achieve throttle response and immediacy a little bit better with an atmospheric high-revving engine than any kind of turbo,” he added.

This 4.0-litre engine makes 500hp in the 911 GT3 but in the Boxster Spyder, power may be slightly lower than its more expensive sibling. The car will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but you can also get a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Much of the elements will mirror the GTS. For now, there is no word on if the 718 Boxster Spyder will come to India.

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