Although Porsche’s 911 shares its actual linage with the 356 , it is the Boxster /Cayman that is seen today as its spiritual successor. So it only makes sense that when Porsche decided to plunge its history, it would give the Boxster a speedster version.
Considering the original Speedster was a striped-down and race-ready 356, this spy shot already shows a car with a few more creature comforts (the original Speedster didn’t have roll-up windows.) Instead the Boxster Speedster will likely get a lower windshield and revised soft top to complete the lower-profile look of the original car. Some add-on bits and new wheels are also planned to distinguish this car from the regular Boxster. To live up to its speedy name, Porsche may use its most potent version of the 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine, which is currently the 303 hp unit from the Boxster S Design Edition 2
This car is based on the revised Boxster we plan to see this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Although the Speedster isn’t expected in LA, there isn’t enough to distinguish it from the new Boxster to stop it from premiering soon after.