This One-Off Concept Is Awesome
Porsche often builds concepts to push the limits of its vehicle types and see how far it can take something. The Porsche Boxster Bergspyder you see here uses the 981 Boxster as its base. The car was to be as lightweight and minimalist as possible. The team tasked with building this car immediately turned to the Porsche 909 for inspiration.
For those who don’t know the legendary Porsche 909 was the lightest Porsche ever used. With that as their guide, the team built the Boxster Bergspyder as a one-seater, roofless, door handless car designed to be as lightweight and extreme as possible. The car gets a short wind deflector for the driver. Where the passenger would usually go, there’s nothing there, just more bodywork.
Powering the car is the same six-cylinder engine that powers the Cayman GT4. It makes a strong 388 hp which will drive this lightweight machine down the road with authority. The 0-60 mph time should be four seconds and Porsche says the car should be able to lap the Nurburgring in just 7:30.
The cabin of the car features many elements from the 918 Spyder. The car’s bucket seat was taken from the 918 as well. It’s a very minimalist cabin, but then, in a car like this, you don’t need much. This vehicle is built for high-speed laps and feeling the wind whip around you.
It’s hard to sell a car like this due to modern safety standards. Porsche never moved forward with it due to those reasons. The car will forever be a one-off concept. We’d love to see it as a production model, though.