Boxster Spyder RS60 (987)


Based on the Boxster S, the limited edition Spyder RS60 echoed the style of the Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder racecar from 1960.

Visually, it was distinguished by a unique front spoiler, 19-inch SportDesign wheels, GT Silver Metallic paintwork and a red or black hood.

Inside, the RS60 had Carrera Red leather (or Dark Grey with the black roof) with a unique texture on the seat centres, door linings, steering wheel and handbrake lever, plus ‘RS60’ sill trims, unique gearlever and GT Silver dials. Also, the instrument cowling was absent to give a racecar-like look. The seat backrests, roll hoops and seatbelts were silver.

Power came from the standard Boxster S engine, but was boosted by 8bhp to 303bhp thanks to a sports exhaust with dual tailpipes.

Just 1960 examples of the Spyder RS60 were built, and each had a numbered silver-coloured plaque on the glove compartment lid.
Capacity: 3387cc
Compression ratio: 11.1:1
Maximum power: 303bhp at 6250rpm
Maximum torque: 340Nm at 4400-6250rpm
Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: McPherson struts with coil springs and antiroll bar. Rear: McPherson struts with coil springs and antiroll bar
Wheels & tyres: Front: 19×8.0J with 235/35ZR19 tyres. Rear: 18×9.0J with 265/35ZR19 tyres
Length: 4329mm
Width 1801mm
Weight: 1345kg
0-62mph: 5.4 seconds
Top speed: 169mph