After we saw the 911 Black Edition, Porsche decided to expand its lineup and revealed the Boxster S Black Edition, a new vehicle that promises to combine classic open-roofed roadster with a powerful engine and dramatic styling.
Limited to 987 units, the new edition comes with a black colour, model lettering painted in black on the rear luggage compartment, embossed Black Edition model designation on the side of the fabric hood as well as roll-over bars are painted in black, black rear side air intakes and black twin tailpipe of the exhaust system.
Inside, the black theme is continued and the car features a three-spoke Sport Design steering wheel wrapped in leather, trim strips of the dashboard and of the gear shift lever or PDK selector painted in black, dials on the instrument cluster painted in black and a bespoke badge on the glove compartment lid.
Moreover, the car comes with new standard features such as anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor, cruise control and a climate control system.
Furthermore, we find the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Sound Package Plus and standard Bi-Xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights.
According to the manufacturer, the Boxster S Black Edition can be individualised even further with other options such as Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is an option as well as the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the adaptive sports seats with memory function.
Under the hood, we find the 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine capable to deliver 320 hp (10 hp more than in the Boxster S) and 370 Nm of torque, enough to push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds.
Fitted with the PDK gearbox, the sprint time is reduced to 5.1 seconds. The Boxster S Black Edition has a fuel consumption of 28.8 mpg Combined (NEDC), but when fitted with the PDK gearbox the fuel consumption is improved to 30 mpg Combined (NEDC).The Boxster S ‘Black Edition’ goes on sale in the UK and Ireland from March 2011 and is priced from £47,426.