Porsche Boxster Spyder review - see why it’s the most fun Porsche EVER!

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This is the new Porsche 718 Spyder, and Mat thinks it's the most fun Porsche sports car EVER! So what does it offer to claim that title, we hear you ask? Well under the bonnet, it’s packing the same 4-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six (much better than flat-four in the normal Boxster) as found in the GTS. What's more, it's been tuned to offer 420hp and 420Nm of torque!
In terms of price, it starts from £73,850, but when it has a top speed of 187mph and can hit 60mph in just 4.4 seconds, is it worth the price over the standard Boxster? Or should you even just pay the extra and go for the 911?! Stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:28 Engines
01:02 0 - 60mph
01:42 Brakes
02:43 Drivetrain
04:51 Drifting
05:17 Exterior Design
06:55 Interior Design
08:11 Practicality & Storage
09:22 Five Annoying Features
11:28 Five Good Features
12:33 Everyday Driving
Porsche 718 Spyder Specifications:
RRP: From £73,850
Horsepower: 420hp
Engine: 4.0-litre 6-cylinder
Max speed: 187 mph
Kerb weight: 1,495 kg
Transmission: 6-speed manual
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atlasrex - 6 dager siden
Does the red dashboard reflect in the front windshield?
SHYAM SUNDAR MANDI - 6 dager siden
Dallas Stang
Dallas Stang - 9 dager siden
He took a granny shift from 1-2. Lol
Khalid Saleh
Khalid Saleh - 16 dager siden
Its a beauty inside out 😍
Khalid Saleh
Khalid Saleh - 16 dager siden
I like your channel 🤣🤣
Mojito - 20 dager siden
I love this car, a hard top version like the Targa would be amazing
moksh middha
moksh middha - 21 dag siden
I prefer the regular boxster over this
Alan Wong
Alan Wong - 22 dager siden
noisy interior
Thorsten G.
Thorsten G. - 24 dager siden
Joe Danger Finesse
Joe Danger Finesse - Måned siden
Waiting for bikewow
Steve Flor
Steve Flor - Måned siden
If things were falling...... it would be a Lotus:)
Roy Trevisan
Roy Trevisan - Måned siden
Really great car BUT with all the comfort bits it is WAY to heavy. With this amount of horse power its should be significantly faster. My Alfa Romeo 4 C with a stage 1 tune a 1.75 litre 4 cylinder engine has a better HP to pound ratio AND is faster AND more nimble on a track. For the money this is disappointing. If you want a daily driver that gets some glances here and their AND you have lots of dough this is your car. If you like speed and handling and want to save money look at the Alfa 4C IF you can find one. Cheers
Gay cha
Gay cha - Måned siden
Could have launched @ more revs
david - Måned siden
I have the 2020 Spyder. If I had to order again I would get the Boxster GTS which has a powered roof.
T Mark
T Mark - Måned siden
Brian Redd
Brian Redd - Måned siden
it looks like baby carrera gt
Adder - Måned siden
It has more power but IMO it lost regular boxer's sexyness.
Ali Haq
Ali Haq - Måned siden
The manual roof is the only let down...
Jai - Måned siden
Love this new Spyder but Mat you are right my 2008 RS60 Spyder sounds way better! No competition.......
Gym of simulation, Miscellaneous simulation
BB and noise sports cars have a story! Ha........................................................
kono yosuke
kono yosuke - 2 måneder siden
Hello Matt, I’d appreciate greatly if you let me translate this video for Japanese Carwow channel.
It’s so well made and worth to be translated.
David Viner
David Viner - 2 måneder siden
So the 4 cyl one was a second quicker?
Imran Hussain
Imran Hussain - 2 måneder siden
I’ve never seen a guy who drives for a living change gears so slowly
maso - 2 måneder siden
Why don't they put that engine on a 911 and give it a manual gearbox? I know we have the GT3 Touring but put on a normal 911 with all the luxury
Guy - 2 måneder siden
If I win the lottery, or somehow become rich, I going to a Porsche dealership, and ordering and speccing out both the 911 Turbo S, and the 718 Spyder on the same day. I don't want a Ferrari, Lambo, or McLaren, I want this pair of Porsches. The only thing is I love them both in Chaulk, don't know how crazy it is to buy both the same color.
MJ H - 2 måneder siden
Infantile presenter....even worse than Clarkson.
Simon Miller
Simon Miller - 2 måneder siden
Pity about the gearing...waste of an awesome donk.
Okey Ezeilo
Okey Ezeilo - 2 måneder siden
It is a flat six yet something about the sound just doesn't gel...
Sven Andreas
Sven Andreas - 2 måneder siden
porschEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE get it right god damn
Bojan Kis
Bojan Kis - 2 måneder siden
It is ugly as hell!!!
Rajay Nicholas
Rajay Nicholas - 2 måneder siden
If mat really meant it when he said avoid buying the porsche, I would not leave a like. Infact I would unsubscribe for a day to teach you a Leason. don't judge me I love porsche so "yeah"❤
Nicolas Verhaegen
Nicolas Verhaegen - 2 måneder siden
Sad moment when watching this video - it looks like a kid receiving an adult toy, no clue on how to use it, then he is exagerating in all ways ! Porsche cars are for good drivers who are doing long distances with respect for the mechanics, not for kids burning their tyres on a hidden piece ok asphalt - the good thing is that these are expensive, so less such people have access to them !
Alvin Moses
Alvin Moses - 2 måneder siden
Matt is much better in reviews. Unlike supercar blondie who just talks about quality and not even performance
Robert Marian
Robert Marian - 2 måneder siden
Thats just like a Cayman GT4 or it has something more excepting bein cabrio?
Philip Green
Philip Green - 2 måneder siden
As someone who is LGBT and a car enthusiast, I couldn't help but catch the, "It's such a hairdresser's car" said in a stereotypical gay lisp. I am not sure I appreciate a whole group of people stereotyped like that. It's not 1990.
MrNickelbrille - 2 måneder siden
I hav hear tha yo kno wha th bran name i . Hav yo forgotte ? Jus a lac o respec ? Wha i i ? Le m giv yo a hin :Go a clu ? Eve americans hav learne abou th nam . An the ar usuall prett ignoran ! Wha is wro wit yo ? Havin a bad dekad Ma ?
Mickolaus Mickelby
Mickolaus Mickelby - 2 måneder siden
Does Carwow feature on any other video-hosting sites? The constant adverts on youtube make this review almost unwatchable.
SMG - 2 måneder siden
I love the enthusiasm, but ffs, PORSCHE is a 2 syllable word!
Gio - 2 måneder siden
Great car. Looks even better in black.
Michael Gallart
Michael Gallart - 2 måneder siden
As of this week it’s offers in a PDK. I’ve made my down payment, I have a month to lock my build.
Do you have an opinion on PDK?
I’m going to drive on a track
Twice, in my life. It’s my have fun drive drop top.
Jimmy Dishkawnt
Jimmy Dishkawnt - 2 måneder siden
4.0 NA flat six should be available in the 992 911. That rumble 😱
Matt Warren
Matt Warren - 2 måneder siden
looks stunning in that silver / red leather combo . 
the wheels are 100% erection promoting too .
i wouldn't grumble too much if this was my toy
Ziggy Yafi H
Ziggy Yafi H - 2 måneder siden
my dude: hey wanna buy my car?
me: nahh
my dude: its a porsche
me: what model?
my dude: 718 boxster
me: nahh, i like 911 better
my dude: its a 718 spyder
me: nahh, not feelin it
my dude: its a manual trans
Fluterra - 2 måneder siden
Your test car does NOT have carbon brakes!! Come on, Matt!
James Yu
James Yu - 2 måneder siden
The 718 looks better than the 911. It really does.
sdlausen - 2 måneder siden
Nay! The transmission gearing sucks.
Jim D
Jim D - 2 måneder siden
I have to say, pretty good looking for a hairdresser's car.
STVN9111 - 2 måneder siden
People how say it is a hair dresser's car be riding in a fckn mini van. How tf can a hair dresser even afford this car anyways lmao,?? dumbass people being jealous af I swear.
Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin - 2 måneder siden
At this point, the only reason why I want the 911 is because of the rear seats. I'll take this 718 Spyder all day long.
Freddo Frosch
Freddo Frosch - 2 måneder siden
One day, one day the ignorant presenter of this drag racing channel will learn how to pronounce Porsche the right way.
skeelo69 - 2 måneder siden
The man's a Wanker.
GY TT - 2 måneder siden
while every car journalists around the world: suck gearing, ruined the car
Mat: just buy it
You Tube
You Tube - 2 måneder siden
And than I give it a Car Wow Score... Sounds similar
Bernard Chu Piek Yong
Bernard Chu Piek Yong - 2 måneder siden
Love Porsche very much especially the GT3 4.0 NA engine GT4 & Boxster Spyder as well perfect match awesomeness super, my dream Ride
Marten van der Krift
Marten van der Krift - 2 måneder siden
Didn’t notice a change in mats voice at 4x speed
112deeps - 2 måneder siden
Wow looks great.
Luke De Boer
Luke De Boer - 2 måneder siden
"wait, lemme out. LEMME OOOOOOOUUUUUUTTTTTTTT!!!" -Mat Watson, 2020
Ghazy Pangerang
Ghazy Pangerang - 2 måneder siden
Porsche really loves 420...
Richard-Mark Dodds
Richard-Mark Dodds - 2 måneder siden
But sounds terrible
Akshay Kittur
Akshay Kittur - 2 måneder siden
Mann porsche is the apple of automobiles. So many add ons and ao costly.
Chris Parayno
Chris Parayno - 3 måneder siden
Lesson of the day: just get a plain boxster to save money and a fully functional top
Carlos Mercado
Carlos Mercado - 3 måneder siden
Make a review of the new jaguar f-type
Should I Get It Reviews
Should I Get It Reviews - 3 måneder siden
Also known as the "Froot" oh Mat you're hilarious!
Aby - 3 måneder siden
it is very interesting on how porsche artificially slows down this model so not to dent 911 series sales......it has to be noted tha the boxster was first launched as a measure to counter european recession.... thus making what was back then an affordable porsche...... this car if properly set up could do 0 to 60 easily in 2 seconds
Frank McGrath
Frank McGrath - 3 måneder siden
Stunning machine. But the roof mechanism is horrendous. And everytime he lift lifts the rear, it looks like its going to break.
lobsang tashi
lobsang tashi - 3 måneder siden
when I watch your video you just showing humiliate the small car and when you are in a sports car or luxurious car it's different why???? those are for a different purpose and way of life.
DeltaLion1 - 3 måneder siden
US americans
US americans - 3 måneder siden
Cruising sounds incredibly loud.
Cathy Drumobich
Cathy Drumobich - 3 måneder siden
Why do so many people have trouble pronouncing PORSCHE? It's not PORSCHE, it's PORSCH-UH.
Chin Chenzo
Chin Chenzo - 3 måneder siden
Too many adverts
moto bazuka
moto bazuka - 3 måneder siden
I hate the long gearing
Enjoy The Vroom
Enjoy The Vroom - 3 måneder siden
Hey, Matt, my gay hairdresser is 6 foot 5 inches tall about 280 lbs of lean muscle. He does not have that stereotypical "sissy boy" voice either. GOOD impression by the way...are you sure you're not a "hair dresser" too? He's more manly than any straight guy I know. Did you pay attention in your ethics training class that those type of stereotypical "impressions" of hair dressers can land you a lawsuit or negative press from the LGBT community. Just stop that crap. It's 2020 and you should be better than that. And yes, not all your subscribers are hetro.
Tom Graz
Tom Graz - 3 måneder siden
Matt, I noticed that some of these cars have a little square box dead center on the back between the two humps. Is that an antenna for Navigation (GPS)? Yours doesn’t have it. Can I assume you didn’t get Nav in your car? Thanks
Audifyle - 3 måneder siden
It's a shame how porsche neuters this car with tall gearing. No car (except maybe a bugatti) should be doing 82mph in 2nd gear. Completely defeats the purpose of that wonderful gearbox.
Vas Me
Vas Me - 3 måneder siden
Manual👍👍👍👍👍. Top.
Danne Karlsson
Danne Karlsson - 3 måneder siden
Great review as always but Mat, ffs, it's pronounced PorschE, not Porsch :D
Karlis DaGreat
Karlis DaGreat - 3 måneder siden
i can't understand why the boxter looks better than a 911
Manuth Athukorala
Manuth Athukorala - 3 måneder siden
hi mat
please be kind enough to review a porsche 718 cayman gt4
best regards
spunk v
spunk v - 3 måneder siden
Dry humping 😂😂😂
Dse Abid
Dse Abid - 3 måneder siden
Please review a toyota premio
Yawar riaz
Yawar riaz - 3 måneder siden
This is the best looking interior imo.
If i had money ill buy this car right away.
James Yoh
James Yoh - 3 måneder siden
It is a beautiful car. I love it.
david - 3 måneder siden
I'm getting the same colour combination. Cheerio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yama Yaqeen
Yama Yaqeen - 3 måneder siden
You don’t have to lift off gas pedal when shifting in GT cars for quicker 0-60
SLO ORIGINAL - 3 måneder siden
It's bad for the trans
Mark Dickson
Mark Dickson - 3 måneder siden
A 911 is incredible but I'd take a Boxter with a flat 6 and manual every single time. Can't beat a mid mounted engine, tho that spider roof looks ridiculous, surely Porsche of all companies could have done better. Love the fact its available with a manual, getting this type of vehicle without a manual makes no sense (hint hint jag), and a turbo I4 should never be in any vehicle from Porsche. They do take the piss with their options pricing, no wonder its the most profitable brand
Czechbound - 3 måneder siden
Matt does the best car reviews on YT
Eivind Nes
Eivind Nes - 3 måneder siden
Why use liters for the boot volume and gallons for fuel? Go full metric already!
JizzyJeg28 - 3 måneder siden
Nothing I enjoy more than Matt’s sexual innuendos in these videos 🥴
Jorge - 3 måneder siden
5:55 except for the fake diffuser
Robbie McKeegan
Robbie McKeegan - 3 måneder siden
8:45 How a very normal person screams when they are stuck in the boot.
paul taylor
paul taylor - 3 måneder siden
Lovely Jubbly, daft as ever.
Tariq - 3 måneder siden
The plate
squala - 3 måneder siden
The roof is actually a massive improvement over the previous Boxster Spyder, which is literally a tent and you would have gotten pneumonia by the time you’re finished putting it up.
Michael Gallart
Michael Gallart - 3 måneder siden
It’s not a Boxter Spyder. It’s a 718 GTS 4.0.
fireoil - 3 måneder siden
Its great. You can have a proper sport car without all the options. It's like last of his kind.
G R - 3 måneder siden
For a nano second the rear end made me think of the Carrera GT
William boyle
William boyle - 3 måneder siden
Porsche is pronounced in German PORSCHA, not POORSCH!
swede swede
swede swede - 3 måneder siden
Jon Page
Jon Page - 3 måneder siden
Too much road noise, got bored and watched another video.
C'mon guys, you're a professional outfit, get yourself some proper training on audio repair.
William John
William John - 3 måneder siden
Couldnt watch all the way through due to add every three mins