Spy photographers have already caught the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 testing and reports suggest it will use a detuned version of the 911 GT3’s 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engineinstead of a turbocharged flat-four mill. We can expect to see the same powerplant make its way to the new Boxster Spyder, offering around 425 horsepower. The previous Boxster Spyder featured a 3.8-liter flat-six engine borrowed from the 911 Carrera, good for 375 hp. But considering the new GTS models have 365 hp, expect to see a more modest increase in performance for the Spyder and Cayman GT4 to widen the gap.
As a driver-focused model, expect to see the new Boxster Spyder offered with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while an optional seven-speed PDK dual clutch will be available. The sports car will also go on a diet with the automaker tossing out considerable cabin insulation, the radio, and even air conditioning. The electric folding soft top will also not be used, replaced by a manually-removed top.
The next 718 Boxster Spyder should make its debut sometime next year.