The 2012 Porsche Boxster Spyder also comes in "S," "S Black Edition," and standard Boxster variants. The luxury coupe features attractive styling, inside and out, and with a style inspired by the Porsche Spyder and the Porsche Carrera GT, this coupe is one of the most attractive we've ever seen. The Porsche Boxster Spyder, after review, has an excellent amount of power especially for its sporty "S" and "Spyder" variants. The Boxster Spyder coupe features a lightweight, 3.4 liter DFI six-cylinder mid-engine that produces 320 horsepower and has a zero-to-sixty time of only 4.6 seconds in its Chronos edition. (It reaches 0-60 in 4.9 with the manual transmission and 4.8 seconds with the PDK transmission) With power specs like these, this Porsche is one of the most impressive sports cars we've seen recently. The Porsche Boxster S, by comparison, features slightly less powerful 3.4-liter engine that produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The S variant reaches 0-60 mph in slightly less than 5 seconds. The Spyder variant is also 176 pounds lighter than the Boxster S and has a top track speed of 166 mph. This Porsche coupe meets its greatest potential on winding race tracks and roads, however.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster Roadster has a starting MSRP of only $61,800- a very competitive price within the luxury sports car market. The 2012 Porsche Boxster, like many sports cars, has unimpressive fuel economy ratings at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and 19/27 mpg with the manual transmission. The Spyder gets some special equipment, including nineteen-inch aluminum wheels, enhanced performance sports seats with carbon fiber seatbacks with locking rear differential and made of simulated suede and leather, and a fixed rear lip spoiler. However, the air conditioning and radio have been completely removed as weight saving measures, so some drivers might not be as comfortable.