The new Spyder could debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and is expected to have power from a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine.
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Porsche has teased a harder-core 718 Boxster, the Spyder, ahead of a likely reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.

In a video titled 'Are you ready?' we get a fleeting peek at what appears to be a hotter version of the Boxster. The car is described as "perfectly irrational" but details are hard to come by beyond that.

So, why do we think it's a Spyder? To start with, test mules have been running around with minimal camouflage since the middle of last year, which would suggest the car is nearing its reveal.

Based on previous spy pictures, we know the Spyder will get a bunch of motorsports details, including a lower front splitter, more aggressive rear diffuser, a lip spoiler and bigger dished wheels.

The car will also get a double-bubble rear deck that's similar to the unit used on the Porsche 911 Speedster, over which sits a Spyder-style canvas roof. Previous iterations have been fiddly, but the 911 Speedster debuted a new way to open manually-operated roofs for Porsche, which could inform how the Spyder's top works.

Power is expected to come from a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine making around 300kW, mated to a manual transmission.