The new Porsche Boxster Spyder was unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, billed by the company as a sports car for purists, with a minimalist theme that honours the original Boxster Spyder.

Just as before, the Boxster Spyder wears two distinct bulges in the rear deck, said to be a tribute to the 718 Spyder of the 1960s.

The weight-saving ethos means the fabric roof is raised and lowered by hand, and the Boxster Spyder isn’t equipped with either a stereo or air conditioning as standard, although these can be added as extras.

Power comes from a 3.8-litre flat-six engine with 375hp, giving the Spyder a 0-62mph time of just 4.5 seconds, making it half a second faster than a Cayman S, and 0.4 seconds quicker than a Cayman GTS.

Top speed is also boosted, to 180mph, while fuel economy is pegged at 28.5mpg.

It’s not all about numbers, though, as the Boxster Spyder has been engineered to offer a purer driving experience, and that means only a manual transmission is available.

The suspension has been lowered by 20mm, and the Spyder uses the brakes from the 911 Carrera.

The cabin, meanwhile, features light-weight bucket seats with side bolsters, with the driver gripping a new, smaller diameter steering wheel.

The Porsche Boxster Spyder is available to order now priced from £60,459, with cars expected to arrive from July.