Porsche Boxster S Black Edition revealed – on sale in NZ

Porsche Boxster S Black Edition revealed – on sale in NZ

Porsche is continuing its range of special edition sports cars with the release of the new Boxster S Black Edition and it’s coming to NZ.

On the heels of the international release of the 911 Black Edition models last week (read news), the new Boxster S Black Edition continues the theme of darkened special edition Porsche models

In this case the new Boxster S Black Edition gets a power and torque boost for its 3.4-litre boxer engine — 10 horsepower (seven kilowatts) and 10 Newton metres over the regular S model — to take outputs to 320 hp (235 kW) at 7,200 rpm and 370 Nm at 4,750 rpm.

The roadster also gains additional standard equipment: 19-inch black Boxster Spyder wheels, smooth leather finish Sport Design steering wheel and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

Styling tweaks come from the array of all-black design touches: black body, black hood, black wheels, black side air intakes, black tailpipes, black roll-over bars, black instrument panel, painted black gear selector surround and black model designation on the rear boot lid.

Highlighting this open-top Porsche as a special edition is the “Black Edition” model lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards, embossed Black Edition insignia on the fabric roof and Black Edition badge on the glove box lid.

The increase in output and power equals greater dynamics: The Boxster S Black Edition proving to be one-tenth of a second quicker at 5.2 seconds in the 0-100 km/h sprint with standard six-speed manual gearbox. Optional seven-speed PDK reduces the sprint time to 5.1 seconds.

However, the increased output and performance does not come at the expense of fuel economy; with the Boxster S Black Edition registering 9.8 Litres / 100 kms in the NEDC test cycle, identical to that of the Boxster S. With optional PDK that figure is reduced to 9.4 litres / 100 kms.

The Boxster S Black Edition is on sale now, priced at $139,900 for six-speed manual and $145,900 for PDK — identical pricing as the Boxster S. Deliveries commence late in April.

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