Porsche has lifted the wraps from a new special edition of the Boxster to celebrate the roadster’s silver anniversary.
Inspiringly badged the “Boxster 25 Years”, only 1250 units will be available globally. Prices start at £72,760, with first deliveries scheduled for the spring.
Power comes from the same 395bhp 4.0-litre flat-six engine lifted from the flagship Boxster GTS. Delivering 295lb ft of torque, it covers the 0-62mph spring in four seconds and carries on to a top speed of 182mph. It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, though a seven-speed automatic is available as an option.
The limited edition comes with a package of electronic wizardry as standard. There’s Porsche’s Active Suspension Management system, which lowers the car’s ride height by 10mm and adds adaptive dampers. A torque vectoring system and a mechanical limited-slip differential are also standard, as is Porsche’s Sport Chrono package. The latter includes a launch control system allowing the driver to shave a few tenths off the automatic model’s 0–62mph time.
There are also a few cosmetic tweaks, including a choice of three paint finishes: Silver Metallic, Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic. High-gloss tailpipes and an aluminium-look fuel filler cap are also included.
Most noticeable is the Bordeaux red fabric roof, just like the original Boxster. In this case though, the fabric is embossed with “Boxster 25” lettering to mark the anniversary.
Another striking feature of the new car is the reinterpreted colour Neodyme, a copper-like shimmering hue, which was first seen on the pioneering 1993 Detroit showpiece where it provided a contrast to the GT Silver Metallic colour. On the 25 Years model, Neodyme is used to pick out the front apron, the side air intakes, the lettering and the unique design, two-tone 20-inch alloys.
Inside the cabin there’s a pair of Bordeaux leather sports seats which match the hood. An interior trim package in aluminium, 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, door sill trims with Boxster 25 motifs, LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS), a heated GT multi-function sports leather steering wheel, and front and rear ParkAssist are all standard. The interior and roof are also available in Black.