Porsche has released some photos of a new, lightweight version of its mid-engined Boxster roadster called the Spyder, which is scheduled to make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December. The new model replaces the standard Boxster’s retractable soft-top and all its associated mechanics with a simple and lightweight ragtop that hooks up onto the windshield and the rear end of the car providing basic protection from the elements of nature. The Spyder also gets a new ‘double bubble’ rear deck while other cosmetic tweaks include the re-trimmed front bumper and side air-vents, the new alloy wheel design and the larger fixed rear spoiler.
The Boxster Spyder is scheduled for a worldwide launch in February 2010 with the base price in the Euro countries set at €53,100 ($78,400). In Germany, if you add taxes and national specifications, the Spyder will retail for €63,404 or about 12 percent more than a Boxster S.