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posted on September 18, 2020

Stave off boredom with these pretty pictures

Bored in the house? All quarantine long we’ve been bringing you regular moments of zen in the form of some of our most favorite motorcars from around the Turo marketplace. We like cars, you like cars, so let’s look at some cars.

The Boxster/Cayman family cuts to the heart of what Porsche sports cars are all about: delighting drivers with precision, performance, and a tangible connection to the car. The Porsche Spyder dials in on that ethos so well that the model feels… special. The Spyder is the stiffened, hardened, more focused version of the Boxster with a unique body style and “Spyder” badges galore, and only 850 Boxster Spyders of this generation were sold in the US. The double-bubble rear deck lid is reminiscent of the 911 Speedster, and makes this mid-engined athlete all the more noticeable on the road.

There are many numbers associated with this car, but the only one that really matters is six. Unlike the current Boxster and Cayman with their turbocharged four-cylinder engines, this last-generation (981) Spyder houses a naturally aspirated flat-six (the new 718 Spyder and its Cayman GT4 sibling have since brought the flat-six back). Which means more of the high-revving, exhaust-bellowing, spirited driving that enthusiasts crave. Plus, this car only comes with a manual transmission, which is Porsche’s version of a “Must be this tall to ride” sign.

Nate’s 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder (Columbus, OH)

Steven is an avid car guy and content maker at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.