The Boxster Spyder was first shown at the LA Auto Show in December 2009. It is based on the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder from 1955. The Spyder has a 3.4-liter six-cylinder with 235 kW (320 hp) and accelerates with manual transmission in 5.1 seconds to 100. It is with 1275 kg curb weight the lightest model of the brand and the top speed of the Spyder is 267 km / h. Instead of an electric hood, there is a manually-mounted 2-part hood that the Spyder stows under a long hood with two hoods. Other changes to the normal Boxster are a lower center of gravity, various changes to reduce the weight (such as to simple loops instead of handles in the doors) and a completely new sports suspension. The Boxster Spyder was built only 1667 times until 2011.