Top Gear’s Season 15 Episode 2 is now available. On this episode: Porsche 911 Sport Classic and Porsche Boxter Spyder are under review.
911 Sport Classic.
The engine is rated 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp) via newly developed resonance intake manifold with 6 vacuum-controlled switching flaps. Production vehicles went on sale in January 2010. European model had base MSRP of €169,300 (before tax). [Wikipedia]
Weighing 1,275kg, the Porsche Boxster Spyder is the lightest model in the Porsche line-up, and continues this clear-cut philosophy in a package offering full homologation for the road, reflecting a common wish expressed by Porsche customers.
Equipped with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) twin-clutch transmission and the Sports Chrono Package, the Porsche Boxster Spyder, using Launch Control, accelerates from a standstill to 62mph in 4.8 seconds. Again with optional PDK, fuel consumption is a mere 30.4mpg (9.3 litres/100km) in the NEDC New European Driving Cycle and top speed, in turn, is 166 mph (267 km/h) – with the roof removed.
On the same episode: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are given a budget of £5,000 to buy a car that is good on the track and equally as good as a family car.
Special Guest: Alastair Campbell
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