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Think The New Porsche Boxster Spyder Is Badass? Just Wait For What's Next


Because going extreme is never extreme enough.

Only a few weeks ago did Porsche reveal its latest, the 2016 Boxster Spyder. It is, for all intents and purposes, the most hardcore version available of the current generation Boxster. A firmer sports suspension, lowered ride height, 911 brakes, and a 375 hp output all contribute to its greatness. Oh, and bits like air conditioning and a radio have been removed to shave off unnecessary weight (it’s more than 66 lbs. lighter than the Boxster GTS). But does Porsche feel this will satisfy the purists? Apparently not.

According to a new report from Autocar, a senior Porsche source said that due to high demand for the Cayman GT4, the carmaker is strongly considering a GT4 Boxster Spyder. But isn’t the Boxster Spyder already the drop-top equivelant of the Cayman GT4? Not quite. Although it shares the same 3.8-liter flat-six engine, it lacks the GT4’s 911 GT3-derived fully adjustable front suspension and bespoke rear suspension. If this hardcore Boxster is green lit, it would also receive GT3-specfic brakes instead of the 911 Carrera’s, as well as the Cayman GT4’s aero package. Nothing is official yet, but at the same time Porsche is also considering upping the Cayman GT4 to another level. Let’s call it the Cayman GT4 RS.

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