• Nov 19, 2009
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche drivers don't like waiting. That's why they buy a Porsche, after all. So while a few weeks might not seem like a long time for most people, to a Porsche driver used to rocketing to 60 miles per hour in four-point-right-now seconds, the span of weeks must seem like an eternity.

Although we're still weeks away from the LA Auto Show, where Porsche is set to unveil the new Boxster Spyder, Zuffenhausen has kept its enthusiasts placated with a fresh batch of photos showing its newest, lightest vehicle in all its glory. We'll be on hand for the unveiling next month, but before then check out the updated high-res image gallery below.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      The hairdressers of the world are looking forward to this
        • 5 Years Ago
        Gee Matt, what kind of miserable car do you drive? It sounds like you are secretly envious of the hairdressers driving around in a Porsche, having a engaging driving experience where you can actually feel the road beneath you, and you can confidently takes turns at speed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Say hi as one of them passes you at the next track day.

        This isn't a cushy fashion plate of a car. This is more focused than a standard Boxster, not less.

        Most hair dressers wouldn't want the lack of luxury features, all the way down to the optional lack of radio or air conditioning... And they would hate the *removeable*, not convertible top that probably makes a bra seem easy to get into or out of.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i luv the whtie sleekness!!! it looks so damn cool!!!

      • 5 Years Ago
      Anybody know what that red latch is on the door? Im assuming it is the door handle, which in my opinion seems pretty tacky for a porsche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is a door pull. Notice that the standard door pull handle built into the door card on standard Boxsters is NOT there...

        It is nylon webbing, to pull the door closed with, and GT3-RS also uses it, if I am not mistaken.

        Light weight hardware, which is kind of the point of this variant.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it's inspired from racing. all those little touches may seem weird to many , but they add to the cool factor of the car for people who know where those things come from.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is ridiculous, for the meager performance gains you sacrifice air conditioning, a stereo and a proper soft top roof. What is the purpose?

      A base 911 is still faster and alot more comfortable, and i doubt most people could feel the difference between this and the regular boxter.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A 911 is a lot more comfortable? LOL. A regular 911 is also a lot more comfortable than a GT3RS.

        The greatest attribute of the Boxster, and most any Porsche is being connected to the road. Although the car has excellent driver ergonomics, you don't buy it for comfort.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That overhead view of the car reminds me of the days playing GTA, the very first one. Ahh fond memories.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now THIS is a SPORTS CAR. By DEFINITION!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow, this is a nice freaking porshe, i want one
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the pic with the car stuck under an overpass to avoid the rain. They should follow up with one where the same guy is standing in front of an automated car wash scratching his head...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to see the pics but it means loading a whole new page. What a pain!!

      Fix this AUTOBLOG!

      Let me scroll through pics from within the same page like JALOPNIK
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's just a trick for them to get more page hits with every click. It's annoying, and they do that at the expense of the user experience. Even with their redesign, Engadget still does that with their galleries.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and the difference is? damn porsche got some lazy ass designers
        • 5 Years Ago
        The difference is the Boxster Spyder is lighter than a normal Boxster and has a larger more powerful engine, thus it is faster and more nimble making it a great car for a track day and then a top down cruise to your favorite restaurant.

        Porsche doesn't do fully blown redesigns. They tweak what they have. I never like the way Boxsters looked but this new Spyder has a few body modifications that makes it look great to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why did I not see you make the same uninformed comment on the recent M3 GTR post?

        Both the Boxster Spyder and M3 GTR are lighter, more focused variants of the cars they are based on.

        They are not completely new models, nor new designs. They are specialized factory performance packages based on existing models.

        Maybe I should make some sort of un-informed comment on the Nissan GTR Spec V, and Nissan not fixing the blunt and graceless styling inside and out... would that make it even?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Better than making it fatter and uglier with every successive generation, like the GT-R..

        I don't get the people that complain about Porsche styling...how else is it supposed to look, without giving up its iconic Porsche styling trademarks?!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Normally I would say the same thing (as would Jeremy Clarkson), but this really is a major improvement. I like it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        i thought the difference was the car's focus. It's a porsche for people who like to camp.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm no Porsche fanatic, but aren't all Boxsters convertibles? Making the moniker Spyder a bit unnecessary and redundant..
        • 5 Years Ago
        the normal Boxster is a Roadster. this is a Spyder, notice the lack of a incorporated roof :

        http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/2007-rm-auction-scottsdale-porsche-rs61-spyder/full/#6

        the Boxster Spyder is a Spyder because it comes with no roof. that piece of fabric can't be considered roof because even with it installed , it's still open at the back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is a bit redundant.

        But a Spyder, a Roadster, a Cabriolet... all have very slight degrees of difference, and most of it is language due to culture.

        Frankly, I kind of wonder why they use spyder, instead of speedster. Speedster has a more lightweight performance connotation, more obvious than spyder, although both have Porsche history.

        Whatever you call it, as a car, it is promising. Lighter, more powerful... always a good performance upgrade.

        Rumor has it that a Cayman RS is getting similar treatment, but leaving the fixed roof in place, to be released in early 2010. THAT should be interesting, too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        For all you people wondering what the point is, where a normal Boxster is a convertible, this is not.

        Yes, it is not a convertible. Because a convertible has an integrated roof, and the only roof this has is a piece of cloth which has to be manually installed.

        Why is this awesome? Because only so many people have the balls to go without amenities like a roof, AC, and radio.

        Its actually a decent value as well. It costs $3,000 more than the Boxster S, but that gets you 19" forged wheels, an LSD, 10 hp bump, and lighter doors. If you're a flower, you can have the sound system put back in for free.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The name "Boxster" is derived from the words "boxer" (referring to the horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine) and "roadster" (a two-seater convertible). So, you are correct, the "spyder" part of the name IS redundant. I am rather confused...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please, do a little research into the two different vehicles before you start badmouthing them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I rather love the fact that I got ranked to hell yet most people who actually commented agreed with me.

        But seriously Scallon, what the hell? What part of my comment was badmouthing anything? Take the shifter out of your ass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool! They are incredible cars but I still wish it was closer to the original concept. I still have the brochure from the Detroit show when they unveiled that beautiful, beautiful concept. It was more masculine and muscular than the current design.

      None the less, I'd love to have one. Unless I has to choose between this and the Cayman S. I'm more of a coupe guy.
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