By Veeno Dewan
Toronto, ON. Porsche is celebrating the 25th birthday of its roadster family with a special anniversary model: the Boxster 25 years. The limited edition is restricted to 1,250 units worldwide and is based on the GTS 4.0 model, which is powered by a 394 hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine.
One of the most striking features of the special model is the reinterpreted Neodyme colour, a copper-like shimmering brown, which provided an exciting contrast to the GT Silver Metallic colour on the pioneering 1993 showpiece. On the anniversary 718 model, it is used on the front apron, the side air intakes with mono bar as well as for the lettering and the two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels. Porsche is offering the Boxster 25 years in GT Silver Metallic although Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic are also available. Another striking element can be found on the fuel filler cap, which is enhanced by Porsche script from the Exclusive Design range. This shines in an aluminium look as do the high-gloss tailpipes of the sports exhaust system while the windshield surround is finished in contrasting black.
In keeping with the style of the historic original, the special model combines a Bordeaux leather interior with a red fabric convertible top. The convertible top bears embossed Boxster 25 lettering. Both are also available in black. An interior package in Aluminium, 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, door sill trims with “Boxster 25″ lettering and the heated GT multifunction sports leather steering wheel are just some of the features on the new model’s extended standard equipment list.
The 4.0-liter flat-six engine, which is shared with the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 model, offers exceptional throttle response, power delivery and a rich exhaust note. The high-revving 394 hp naturally aspirated power plant, which is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK), creates an especially emotional driving experience. In combination with the PDK gearbox and standard Sport Chrono package, the special-edition model reaches a top speed of 293 km/h and sprints from zero to 100 km/h in four seconds. Other standard features include Porsche Active Suspension Management sports suspension (PASM), which is 10 millimetres lower, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical limited-slip differential. They combine remarkable ride comfort and sporty, dynamic handling.
The new 2021 Boxster 25 years is available to order now and is expected to arrive into showrooms towards the end of the second quarter. Prices in Canada start at $106,500.