British media is reporting the Porsche Boxster Spyder will have approximately 375 HP (276 kW).

British media is reporting the Porsche Boxster Spyder will have approximately 375 HP (276 kW).

Porsche has already confirmed a range-topping Boxster is in the works reviving the "Spyder" moniker and our spy photographers and readers have already caught on camera the more hardcore model which will be positioned above the GTS. The car is being developed by the firm's mainstream operation and according to CAR it will have a flat-six engine developing as much as 375 HP (276 kW).

This latest report contradicts a previous rumor which indicated the Boxster Spyder won't get a power bump over the GTS which has 330 HP (243 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft). We do know for sure it will boast a slightly more aggressive body and should go through a diet while a series of chassis tweaks will grant a sportier ride. A lowered suspension and a ducktail rear spoiler are likely on the menu as well together with bespoke wheels and other enhancements to justify the higher price tag.

Porsche has announced the Boxster Spyder will be out sometime this year and we will likely see it in the metal in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Stuttgart-based company will probably keep this model exclusive so it will be available in limited numbers, just like the Cayman GT4 which will be offered in 1,800 - 2,500 examples. As for the price tag, the Boxster Spyder will command a serious premium over the Boxster GTS which in Germany kicks off at €71,258.

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