2022 Porsche 718 Spyder review

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  • Wide range of options
  • Excellent handling
  • Stunning flat-six engine


  • Firm ride
  • Top-end model
  • Limited tech

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17 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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Driving thrills for any enthusiast

A key member of the 718 Boxster family, the 2022 Spyder heightens the open-air experience with its remarkable performance and distinctive design. This is a sports car you’ll love to drive — be it to the beach with your favorite person or through the mountains when you need to escape to nature.

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What is new for the 2022 Porsche 718 Spyder?

  • 718 Spyder trims have been upgraded with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s) and Leatherette Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

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  • 414-hp, 309-lb-ft of torque 4.0L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Side Airbags

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Porsche 718 Spyder

1. Beautiful flat-six engine 

The 2022 718 Spyder's 4.0L flat-six engine delivers an exhilarating 414 hp and up to 317 lb-ft of torque with the PDK transmission. This power propels the Spyder to 60 mph in a mere 4.2 seconds, accompanied by a sport exhaust system that provides a sonorous backdrop to every drive. This is an engine note that will turn heads no matter where you go. 

2. Precision handling 

The Spyder's lowered sport suspension, down by 30 mm compared to the base Boxster, offers a thrilling drive as it lowers the car's center of gravity. It's meticulously engineered for direct road engagement and agility, featuring a brake-based differential and Porsche Torque Vectoring with a rear differential lock. This arrangement bolsters stability and responsiveness, particularly in corners and dynamic driving scenarios. 

3. Sleek Spyder style 

Inspired by its race car heritage, the 2022 718 Spyder features a distinctive silhouette and aerodynamically optimized front design. The front spoiler, central air intake, and unique rear diffuser all enhance performance. As for aesthetics, the Spyder-specific trim adds a touch of sportiness, meaning you'll be happy to stare at it after every drive. 

4. Convertible top for open-air freedom 

The Spyder's manually operated, lightweight convertible top is a seamless blend of functionality and design. It's easy to operate and suitable for high-speed driving, smoothly fitting into the car’s sleek profile. The optional two-tone red and black roof, as part of the Spyder Classic package, adds an extra layer of exclusivity. 

5. Driver-centric interior 

The interior of the 2022 718 Spyder is meticulously crafted with a focus on the driver. Features like the elevated center console, GT sport steering wheel, and shortened gear lever enhance its sports car ergonomics. Sports seats adorned with the Spyder logo and Alcantara® upholstery provide a cockpit designed with you in mind.

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Porsche 718 Spyder features and specs

Roadster 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Apple CarPlay
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Power Seat(s)

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