Top Gear UK reviews the Porsche Boxster Spyder

Top Gear USA may be trying to find their way to super stardom, but Top Gear UK has been sitting in the celebrity lounge for quite some time, so when they sit behind the wheel of a sports car and want to tell us about it, we listen. In this review, James "Captain Slow" May takes a drive in a Porsche Boxster Spyder which is probably a little bittersweet considering the famous TV presenter just decided to part with his own beloved Boxster.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder is powered by a 3.4 Liter direct injected flat six ahead of the rear axle that delivers a total of 320 HP, 10 HP more than the current top of the line model in the Boxster lineup, the Boxster S, while still getting as much as 30.4 MPG. Like all the other current Porsche models, the Boxster Spyder comes equipped with a seven speed PDK gearbox and a Sports Chrono Package. This allows the Boxster Spyder to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 166 MPH. On the US market, the model is priced at $61,200.

Check out the video to see what James May has to say about the Porsche Boxster Spyder.


Hey! What are you talking about? This is a Porsche car so definitely expect that it has
a power engine and performance. Well, IMO,for a daily used car 180 hp is just enough.

hmm. This car is the favorite among drivers that fantasize to have a Bugatti car..
Well, I have read article about the modification of Boxster into a Bugatti model. However, I think the performance of this car is quite lame.

Maybe they’ll replace it w/ a $10 Coleman tent from Walmart which should be a huge upgrade over the ’sun shield’. They should also recall it for not being lightweight.

Pretty funny, even the 1954-56 Speedster had a problem with the top flapping and pulling away from the windscreen frame. They had to redesign it in 1957.

Classic styling and a simple interior show the 2010 Porsche Boxster’s strong connections to its sports car heritage. Clean lines and flowing curves look like they have sprung to life from the designer’s table.

the lack of a cowl for the instrument clusters, plus the transmission tunnel in the same colour as the exterior, completes the makeover.

agree, porsche is really hearing their customer’s demands to make their hundred thousand buck worthy.

Porsche managed to combine the luxury to reliability and quality. For me, it’s just a little trimming on the side and it’s so perfect smiley

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