Porsche is celebrating the 25th birthday of its roadster family with a special anniversary model: the 2021 Boxster 25 years. Based on the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 model and powered by a 394-hp naturally aspirated 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, the special production model is limited to 1,250 units worldwide. It incorporates numerous design features of the original Boxster concept car first shown at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show. The production version of the Boxster first launched in Europe in 1996 and in North America in 1997, closely resembling the concept car. Today the mid-engine sports car is in its fourth generation, and more than 357,000 units have been produced thus far.
One of the unique features of the special model is the reinterpreted colour Neodyme, a copper-like shimmering brown, which provided an exciting contrast to the basic GT Silver Metallic color on the 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 in GT Silver Metallic although Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic are also available. Another new element can be found on the fuel filler cap, which is enhanced by Porsche script from the Exclusive Design range. This shines in an aluminum look, as do the high-gloss tailpipes of the sport exhaust system while the windshield surround is finished in 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 Brushed Aluminum, 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 special edition model’s extended standard equipment list.
The special edition model is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine, which is shared with the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 model. The 394 hp naturally aspirated powerplant is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). In combination with the PDK gearbox and standard Sport Chrono package, the special-edition model reaches a top speed of 182 mph and sprints from zero to 60 mph in under four seconds. Other standard features include Porsche Active Suspension Management sports suspension (PASM), which is 10 millimeters lower, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical limited-slip differential.