2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
- Arctic Silver Metallic/Boxster Red
- 2,084 miles
- A "stick and seats" car, the most desirable specification
- 6-speed manual
- Lightweight carbon fiber bucket seats
- Very rare
The Porsche Boxster Spyder is one of my favorite road cars ever produced. Yes, I own a dealership specializing in Ferraris, and am an enthusiastic owner of Ferraris as well, but I love Porsches as well, and have always had a soft spot for the Spyder ever since I owned one a few years ago. The Boxster Spyder is emphatically NOT a regular Boxster, and is one of the most engaging and rewarding cars that has ever existed.
The Boxster Spyder was released near the end of the 987 model lifecycle, as the lightest Boxster ever made up to that point, and was only produced in 2011 and very early in 2012. Only a few hundred Spyders were thought to be produced for the US market, and the cars sold out quickly when they were released. The most noticeable change to the regular Boxster was the deletion of the power soft top, replaced with a two-piece canvas/carbon fiber "sunshade". The 3.4 liter flat-6 engine was uprated to 320 hp. The suspension was lowered 10mm and specially tuned for the Spyder, and lightweight Spyder-only wheels were specified. Numerous other mechanical and cosmetic changes to the normal Boxster complete the package, making the Spyder a very special and distinct model.
This particular 2011 Boxster Spyder is finished in the very rare color combination of Arctic Silver Metallic over Boxster Red full leather interior. However, more importantly, this car has the combination of the two extremely desirable and rare options that really define the Boxster Spyder as it was envisioned by Porsche: the 6-speed manual transmission and the carbon fiber full bucket seats. (Most Spyders were specified by dealers with the PDK transmission and the regular Boxster sport seats.) In addition, this Spyder was ordered with the Sport Chrono package, allowing the throttle to have a more aggressive map as well as the dash-mounted stopwatch, and the Sport Exhaust package, giving the driver the ability to press a button to open the exhaust valves for a deeper and louder sound.
Quite possibly the best part of this Spyder is that it only has been driven 2,084 miles from new, and the car presents in absolutely as-new condition. Service records, books, manuals, tools, etc. are present. I have driven the car, and it is exactly what a great Boxster Spyder should be: the engine sounds amazing, the steering is tight and accurate, the suspension is incredible with a very sharp turn-in, and the brakes are typical modern Porsche brakes, powerful and confident. Again, this is essentially a new car fresh from the showroom floor. And, all servicing has been brought up to date, allowing this car to be driven and enjoyed immediately.
Many "Top 10" lists of the best Porsches ever made include the Boxster Spyder, and it is not surprising. Values of these cars have maintained their level since new, and examples with the 6-speed manual and bucket seats will especially maintain their desirability into the future. Having these attributes, as well as extremely low mileage, make this particular car an opportunity not to be missed for the serious Porsche collector. I look forward to discussing this very special Boxster Spyder with you. Please contact Michael Foertsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-617-0494.