Confirmed: Porsche 550 Spyder in the works

Confirmed: Porsche 550 Spyder in the works


Confirmed: Porsche 550 Spyder in the works

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 06:26 AM PDT


Porsche 550 Spyder 1953

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WCF is reporting that Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller has told German newspaper Handelsblatt that they are indeed looking at reviving the 550 Spyder. The classic open-top 2-seater Porsche and would replace the current Boxster and be less expensive.

The 550 Spyder was produced form 1953-1956. Later on the 550 RS “Giant Killer” won the 1956 Targa Florio.

“I can imagine that such a modern version of the famous ‘James Dean’ Porsche would be well-received by our customers,” said Mueller in a story published last Thursday.

A launch in the summer of 2014 would see a mid-engine turbocharged 1.6L unit with 200hp. Starting price will be around €39,000 – about €8,000 less than the current Boxster. A base U.S. Boxster currently sits at $48,100.00.

2011 Porsche 550 Spyder

Porsche 550 Spyder 1955

Porsche 550 Spyder Umberto Maglioli at the 1956 Targa Florio

Porsche 550 Spyder, Le Mans 1954

Porsche 550 Spyder Ferry Porsche's sons in 1954

Porsche 550 Spyder, Hans Herrmann and Herbert Ling

Porsche 550A Spyder 1956

- World Car Fans

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Confirmed: Porsche 550 Spyder in the works