Apparently the 911 Black Edition received enough positive feedback for Porsche to make a Black Boxster as well. The Boxster S Black obviously comes with lots of black stuff and gets a slightly tweaked version of Boxster S 3.4 liter flat-six with 320 hp – 10 more than the standard. The car’s limited to 987 units.
With this engine the Boxster Black goes from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds (5.1 with PDK gearbox), a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S and can reach a maximum speed of 276 km/h (171.5 mph). The average fuel consumption is 9.8 liters/100 km or 28.8 mpg.
The car gets black body, black hood, and black 19 inch wheels. The rear side air intake grilles are painted in black as is the twin tailpipe of the exhaust system, even the roll bars are black. The Black Edition badge on the rear luggage compartment lid is the other factor to recognize this car, you know if you’re color blind!
As mentioned the black theme continues inside starting with the stainless steel door entry guards feature the “Black Edition” model lettering in black. The highlight of the cabin is the Sport Design steering wheel with its double-spoke appeal has a non-slip rim of smooth-finish leather and sporty grips. Other black stuff include trim strips of the dashboard and of shift lever or gear selector as well as the instrument cluster, partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests, and limited edition badge on the glove compartment.
The Boxster S Black Edition features the otherwise optional “Comfort”, “Infotainment”, and “Design” equipment packages, and therefore comes at a more favourable price than a series model with comparable equipment options. The wind deflector is on board right from the factory as are the anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor, cruise control and a climate control system. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module are also standard. In addition, the universal audio interface and mobile phone preparation are available as standard. The Sound Package Plus creates an impressive interior sound experience. The standard Bi-Xenon lights with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights ensure driving pleasure and safety on dark roads. Upon request, the Boxster S Black Edition can be individualised even further with other options of the Boxster programme. For example, the 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.
Porsche Boxster S Black Edition goes on sale in March 2011, with a starting price of 63,404 euro in Germany and nearly 48,000 GBP in the UK.