Many of our clients were granted an allocation for a ’16 Spyder. And, truth be told, they thought they would sell it. But instead they’re driving them. And that, truth be told, is because, essentially, they’re in an open GT4 and Spyder owners understand how much fun these Spyders are. And oh, well, the cost vs. value-received equation is hard to beat.
You can buy a lot of things for roughly $100K, but we are wide open to discussion if there is anything in this same price point that provides similar feedback to the driver, that is sexier, that is more fun to drive, that sounds as awesome as this engine/intake sound, and…perhaps even more important…that is this well built. Porsche knocked it out of the park bringing the Spyder back after it five-year hiatus.
Holding true to its heritage—with strong resemblances to the first Porsche Spyder introduced in 1953, and still faithful to the original Boxster’s designer, Grant Larson and his RS60 inspiration—it is expensive enough for a double take but so good you won’t care. Because you are thrusted by the first generation 991 Carrera S 3.8 liter engine in Porsche’s lightest-weight platform, and gifted with Turbo steering, 911 brakes, and blessed with a six-speed manual.
Pause here for a breath.
Just like it’s ancestry. But with more power and better aerodynamics
These even offered a PDK, which, as we recall, wasn’t an option for a 550. Ohhh, but wouldn’t that be interesting. Ohhh, but wouldn’t that be an entirely different conversation. (Can you hear my LOL right now?)
All this has culminated in Porsche’s best Spyder to-date, and, in our humble eyes, Porsche’s best tour option driver yet, all in line with what a Porsche Spyder should be.
The only owner (so far) of this Spyder took delivery new at our local Durham, North Carolina dealer. In it, he traveled only 5,600 miles in three years with a full body wrap from new to protect his investment…and now yours.
It presents in “like new” condition inside and out (you may feel free to insert your choice of cheesy sales pitch lingo here). This Spyder comes complete with its Monroney window sticker, all its service records, two—count ‘em, two—keys, books, and all the other do-dads Porsche throws in these days with new car purchases. In other words, this is a killer optioned-out example.
Yes, sure. Our friends and other 911 nuts might roll their eyes at this. But, then again, you won’t care because you’ll likely be blasting past them in second gear while they’re gasping into third. With that great naturally aspirated sound that we know is not the future, and a feeling of Porsche heritage and old-fashioned pride, this really is something to come test. And then to take home.
Wheels in Satin Black
Extended Range Fuel Tank
Spyder Classic Interior
Safety Bars in Body Color
Porsche Dynamic Lighting System
Light Design Package
Bull Bucket Seats
Auto Dimming Mirrors with Rain Sensors
Infotainment Package with BOSE Surround Sound System
Storage Compartment Lid in Alcantara with Porsche Crest
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