What should I be paying?
The Spyder’s price has climbed considerably on its forebear, up from 60 grand to a smidge over £73,000. It’s a big number, but this is a special car, albeit not one with a limited run. That’s really its starting point, too; with the help of those bucket seats, fancier LED headlights, a reversing camera and red contrast stitching, this one topped £85,000. Without carbon brakes.
Porsche Motorsport specials do seem to have granite-hard residuals, though. And the Spyder’s big hike in price has accompanied its huge leap in focus, so if you do relish driving your car hard and visiting the occasional trackday, this is a car that ought to stand up to whatever you throw at it. Holidays in the Eifel Mountains will be a delight.
The roof’s a minor faff, as we covered in the overview, but there’s something quite nice about putting the roof down and then just leaving it there. At least you won’t feel like a prize cock in traffic as you whir your roof up and down every time the weather changes, sticking below 30mph until the operation’s complete.
This ought to be a pretty efficient thing, too; Porsche claims 25.7mpg and 249g/km of CO2, and in our experience you’ll get high 20s with relative ease. Especially satisfying when you consider owners of four-cylinder 718 Boxsters will barely scrape 30mpg.