The New York Auto Show continues as Porsche has taken the wraps off the new Boxster Spyder.

The New York Auto Show continues as Porsche has taken the wraps off the new Boxster Spyder.

Designed to appeal to purists, the Boxster Spyder features Cayman GT4 sourced bumpers and a unique engine cover.  The model also has a unique lightweight soft top that is partially manually operated.

The interior largely carries over but the model boasts sport seats and a new steering wheel with a diameter of 360mm.  Designers also eliminated the radio and air conditioning system to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered as no cost options.

On the performance front, power is provided by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 375 PS (276 kW).  It is connected exclusively to a manual transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed is 290 km/h (180 mph).

The car's sporting ambitions are also fulfilled by an improved steering system, high-performance brakes (from the 911 Carrera) and a sports suspension that reduces the ride height by 20mm.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder will go on sale in Germany in July and pricing starts at €79,945.  An American launched is slated for October and U.S. pricing starts at $82,100 excluding a $995 destination charge.

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