Road Tests Real world tests of Boxster Spyder vs TT RS Coupé


Top speed

Boxster Spyder
164 mph
TT RS Coupé
174 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Boxster Spyder

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Boxster Spyder

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Lighter curb weight 2,805 lb vs 3,360 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 3,400 cc vs 2,480 cc More than 35% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.9 lb/hp vs 10.03 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Audi TT RS Coupé

Reasons to consider the
Audi TT RS Coupé

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Faster top speed 174 mph vs 164 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 4 s vs 4.4 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
More torque 331 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM vs 274 ft-lb More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Boxster Spyder  vs
TT RS Coupé 
Brand Porsche Audi
Price 61,200 56,850
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.9 lb/hp 10.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 315 HP 335 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 274 ft-lb 331 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,400 cc 2,480 cc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,805 lb 3,360 lb

road tests

Boxster Spyder  vs
TT RS Coupé 
Top speed 164 mph 174 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 12.6 s
0-60mph 4.4 s 4 s


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive quattro 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Porsche Boxster Spyder
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Audi TT RS Coupé
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