The Porsche Boxster has always been thought of as more of a boulevard-cruising, wind-in-your-hair sort of car. That's a shame, though, since it's also been a very rewarding performance machine. With the Porsche Boxster Spyder, however, any sort of boulevard-cruising pretense is out the window in favor of a lightweight, back-to-basics approach that promises to be the best Boxster yet. To see how much potential it has, we brought it to the Edmunds test track to generate performance numbers. Acceleration was tested with 0-60 and quarter-mile tests, while braking was calculated using 60-0. Handling tests included a timed slalom and two trips around a skid pad to generate a lateral acceleration calculation.
Read the Porsche Boxster Spyder road test.