A light touch
Posted: 20 May 2010
Make no mistake, this is a sublime car. It has an abundance of all the things I treasure most in a sports car - performance, agility, linearity, character. But there's a whiff of opportunism about it, and I suspect that Porsche's people - the princes of lightweight gudgeon pins - could strip a bit more than 80kg out of this thing, to make it even more focused.
As it is, the Spyder's marketing message has become entangled with the engineering one. It clearly fancies itself as a successor to Jimmy Dean's infamous 550 Spyder, but instead of being too hard to handle, it's possibly just a bit too easy. It's no bastard, little or otherwise.