• Nov 27, 2007
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Porsche won't be coming to the Bologna Motor Show in Italy empty handed. Instead, the souls from Stuttgart will be unveiling a limited edition Boxster S that draws inspiration the automaker's 1960 win at the 12 Hours of Sebring in the Type 718 RS.

The Boxster RS 60 Spyder comes swathed in GT Silver Metallic paint with a Carrera Red interior to match the #42 car it's attempting to channel, along with a serialized silver plaque on the dash proclaiming its limited numbers and a new front spoiler. But it's not just a bit of extra glitz heaped atop the already competent Boxster S. The stock rollers are swapped in favor of a set of 19-inch Porsche SportDesign alloys, the suspension benefits from Porsche's Active Suspension Management system (PASM) and the flat-six is uncorked with a sports exhaust that bumps output to 303 HP.

Appropriately, only 1960 units will be available worldwide, with a base price of 53,000 euro abroad.

[Source: Porsche]



PRESS RELEASE

Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder Echoes Sporting Heritage

Porsche is presenting a new version of the mid-engined Boxster roadster at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy on December 5 - 16. In its distinctive design, features and philosophy, the Boxster RS 60 Spyder echoes the classic motorsport era of the 1960s, and in particular the success of Porsche sports cars during that period.

After countless class wins around the circuits of Europe and America, in 1960 the Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder beat competitors with much larger engines to score its first overall victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida, USA, one of the most prestigious long-distance sports car races, courtesy of Hans Herrmann and Olivier Gendebien.

The new Boxster RS 60 Spyder reflects the sporting character and design purism of that successful mid-engined two-seater sports racing car. The RS 60 Spyder is based on the acclaimed Boxster S model, but differs significantly in terms of its performance and features.

Externally, the RS 60 Spyder is distinguished by a unique front spoiler and 19-inch diameter Porsche SportDesign alloy wheels, which spacer plates have moved outwards purposefully in the wheel arches. A modified sports exhaust system combined with dual tailpipes increases engine output to 303 bhp as well as adding further definition to the car's appearance. Completing the sporting orientation to the driving experience is Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which adds further dynamism to the Boxster chassis.

Distinctive GT Silver Metallic paintwork is accentuated by the contrasting natural leather interior in Carrera Red. The roof is also finished in red. As an alternative, there is also the choice of Dark Grey natural leather in conjunction with a Black roof. The tail light clusters are also finished in red.

Inside, door trim strips made of stainless steel proudly bear the "RS 60 Spyder" model designation. The leather interior trim is further distinguished by a textured surface on the centre sections of the sports seats and the centre door linings, and this also extends to the steering wheel rim and handbrake lever. Completing the sporting ambience is a bespoke gear lever.

Complementing the exterior appearance, the faces of the instrument dials have a GT Silver Metallic finish and with this model not having the usual hood over the instrument cluster, the large central rev counter and the two circular dials on either side bring something of the flair of a racing car to the cockpit.

Further features include the windscreen surround finished in black, as well as the centre console, the seat backrests and the roll hoops all finished in GT Silver Metallic and thus harmonising with the seat belts also finished in Silver.

Reflecting its model designation, the Boxster RS 60 Spyder is limited to 1,960 examples, each one proudly bearing a silver-coloured plaque on the lid of the glove compartment.

The Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder will be priced from £45,400 including VAT, and deliveries in the UK and Ireland begin from March 2008.


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  • 8 Comments
      • 6 Years Ago
      I already own a Boxster S and drive it almost every day (at lest when there isn't ice or snow around, it really doesn't do well in that... LOL) I've put over 40K on it and have loved every minute of it.
      I'd give my eye teeth for a shot at one of the Spyders..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Black out the headlights, and bright trim the windshield surround.

      different wheels, for sure.

      Cayman's front fascia with round fog lights (obvious that the 718 has round ones...)

      The red does look over-exposed in the photos, but a nice color, More silver trim might break it up a bit more, too.

      Otherwise, not bad. A boxster is a nice car anyway. I just wish the cayman looked a tad bit better (longer roofline and quarter windows, and more power that it deserves) but one of the purest yet somewhat affordable sports cars on the market today.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I would rather have that Type 718 RS!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Boxter? Meh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      can they turn down the volume on that interior color? not that it makes much difference, i'll never own one let alone see one in the wild.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There is a dent on the rear of the car on the lower part of the bumber cover is that to make it look like it was in a race? Is the red that red or is it the setting on the camera or from the light they are in, I have seen the red interior on a Porsche and it did not look that bad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Agreed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am sort of surprised by how little the two cars have in common. Maybe a set of retro wheels would bring the theme together a bit better.