Porsche unveils homage to 1960s racer

Boxter RS 60 Spyder will be homage to classic Spyder that brought victory in the 1960s.

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Porsche announced plans for an unveiling at the 2007 Bologna auto show next week that evokes nostalgia for 1960s racing.

The Boxter RS 60 Spyder (left) will be offered in limited edition. It's meant to be an homage to the Porsche Type 718 RS 60 Spyder (right) that won 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida in 1960. The car will offer the same type of GT Silver metallic paintjob , Carerra red interior and stainless steel door trims as the original. Other features that distinguish this car from the 2007 Boxter S will be 19-inch wheels positioned higher within the wheel arches, and a dual tailpipe exhaust system that Porsche says "increases engine output to 303 bhp."

In keeping with the theme, 1,960 cars will be sold starting at about 53,000 euros ($78,149).

Nice idea, but we have to admit that when you see them side-by-side there's just no comparing to the original in terms of style.

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