320-hp roadster is limited to just 987 units for the world
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Following on the heels of the
recently-announced 911 Black Edition, Porsche is introducing a new,
luxuriously-equipped special edition model to dealerships this spring.
The Boxster S Black Edition features a 10-hp power boost and a long
list of standard equipment at a very attractive price.
This new mid-engine sports car is only available in solid black and
features a monochrome treatment with a black body, black convertible
top, and black-painted 19-inch Boxster Spyder design wheels.
Contrasting trim pieces from the Boxster S are also painted for a
uniform look: the roll-over bars and air intake grilles are painted in
black, as are the twin exhaust tailpipes and the model designation on
the rear luggage compartment lid. A Black Edition model designation is
embossed on the side of the fabric roof.
The monochromatic exterior theme is continued inside, where black is the
only available colour, with aluminum and stainless steel used as
accents. The brushed door-entry guards feature Black Edition lettering
and the standard SportDesign steering wheel features twin aluminum-look
spokes with a rim of smooth-finish black leather. Trim strips on the
dashboard and around the shift lever or gear selector are painted in
black, while the instrument dials are black instead of the usual white.
Two final touches are the Porsche emblem is embossed on the headrests
and a limited-edition badge on the glove compartment.
Like the 911 Black Edition, the Boxster S Black Edition combines
Porsche's popular option packages to deliver excellent value to
customers. The black-painted exterior and interior touches are part of
the Design package available on other Boxster models. The Comfort
package, also standard, includes bi-xenon headlights with dynamic
cornering function, a wind deflector, auto-dimming interior and
exterior mirrors, rain sensor and automatic climate control. Finally,
the Infotainment package adds a touch-screen Porsche Communication
Management system with navigation, BOSE surround-sound system and
The Black Edition's chassis builds on the foundation of the Boxster S,
which already features superior balance and excellent handling. The
lightest 19-inch wheels in the Porsche lineup are fitted with larger
tires - 235/35 ZR 19 front and 265/35 ZR 19 rear - a visual and dynamic
upgrade from the 18-inch wheels fitted to the regular Boxster S.
A 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, mounted in
front of the rear axle, produces 320 hp - 10 more than in the Boxster S
- while also delivering excellent fuel economy, particularly when
coupled with the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission. Fitted with PDK, the Black Edition will accelerate
from 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and reaches a top track speed of 274
km/h. An optional Sport Chrono package further reduces acceleration
times with a launch control function and provides more-aggressive Sport
and Sport Plus shift strategies.
As with the 911 Black Edition, the extra functional and visual upgrades
of the Boxster S Black Edition come at a very reasonable price of
$74,400. Without accounting for the Black Edition's enhanced power
output, a comparable Boxster S would cost over $3,500 more.
Note: Photos of the new Boxster S Black Edition are available to
accredited journalists in the Porsche Press Database at http://presse.porsche.de. Footage material is available to registered users at http://www.thenewsmarket.com/porsche.
SOURCE Porsche Canada
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