Porsche is now offering the Black Edition treatment for the Boxter S, which will be limited to 987 units across the world, and which will go on sale in around two months. Based on the Boxster S, the new Black Edition model upgrades with a host of otherwise optional equipment, including the Design, convenience and infotainment packages, fitted as standard.
Each car is finished in black and features the same, uprated 320bhp version of the 3.4-litre flat-six engine that powers the Boxster Spyder. That means the Black Edition will sprint from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds with a six-speed manual gearbox, 5.1 seconds if you opt for the seven-speed PDK twin-clutch box and just 4.9 seconds if you stump up for the Sport Chrono Package Plus.
Exterior tweaks include black paint, a black set of the Boxster Spyder’s lightweight 19in alloys, black Boxster S lettering on the rear luggage compartment lid, Black Edition script on the black fabric hood, plus black roll bars, black air intakes, and black exhaust pipes.
Inside, only black leather is offered with minimal aluminum and stainless steel accents, including the door sill plates that feature Black Edition lettering. Even the dash trim and gauges are black. Some extra custom items include Porsche logos on the headrests and the obligatory limited edition badge on the glove box, indicating exactly which of the 987 units your car is.
Keeping up with design standards, it offers options like the black-painted Design package, convenience package (bi-xenon headlamps, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic climate control) and infotainment package (navigation, Bose surround sound and XM satellite radio with NavTraffic). The kit will be retailed at $65,200 when the car goes on sale this spring. [Porsche]