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2020 Porsche 718 Spyder is the Boxster, but better

The 718 Spyder is way more than just a Boxster with more power.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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The 2020 Spyder is Porsche's most hardcore 718 model yet.

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Unlike the rest of the 718 Boxster range, the Spyder uses a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated flat-6 engine.

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The Spyder produces 414 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque.

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Every 718 Spyder comes with a six-speed manual transmission -- as it should.

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Most of the chassis components are shared with Porsche's delightful 911 GT3 sports car.

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The 718 Spyder has a long deck lid, under which you stow the manually folding fabric roof.

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I'll admit, the roof is kind of pain in the ass to open and close.

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Best to just leave it open, methinks.

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With great power comes a great price. The 2020 718 Spyder starts at just over $93,000.

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