The 718 Spyder is not a limited-run car, although anybody placing an order today at the list price of £73,405 should be prepared for a wait, because Porsche’s GT-car manufacturing potential is only a fraction of what it is for the mainline models, with a large portion of manufacturing resources dedicated to the assembly of racing cars.
If you cannot bear any delay, delivery mileage cars are nudging £100,000 at official Porsche dealerships, although the previous Boxster Spyder can be had for considerably less and, in a great many ways, is none the lesser of the two cars.
In terms of options, as always with Porsche, there is endless scope, and to replicate our test car, you’d need to spend more than £92,000. The most expensive options are arguably the most desirable, particularly if you intend on track driving. Between them, the ceramic-composite brakes and bucket seats come to almost £10,000. Some other costs, such as £2769 for the Burmester surround sound, are avoidable but, slightly frustratingly, you’ll need to pay for cruise control (£228), electrically folding mirrors (£210), reversing cameras (£825) and a speed limit indicator (£236).