25 years of the Boxster: Porsche marks anniversary with limited run

By DPA | 13 January 2021


STUTTGART: The Boxster is turning 25. To mark the occasion, Porsche is launching a limited special edition with a six cylinder engine, a retro look and details reminiscent of the 1993 concept.

When the Boxster 25 Years goes on sale in the coming days in its home market from upwards of €94,986 (RM469,000), the design will borrow more than just its colour scheme from a 1993 prototype that preceded the start of series production in 1996.

Details such as the colour-contrasting windscreen frame, the aluminium fuel filler cap and the polished tailpipes have also been adopted by the designers from back then.

While the 718 Boxster and the closed Cayman offshoot are mostly sold as four-cylinder models today, the anniversary model has a six-cylinder behind the seats.

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Adopted from the 718 GTS 4.0, it draws 400hp from 4.0 litres of displacement, according to Porsche. That's enough for a sprint from 0 to 100kph in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 293kph.

The fuel consumption of the Boxster, which can be equipped with either a manual gearbox or a dual clutch, is given by Porsche as 9.6 litres at best (219 g/km CO2).

While the Boxster has sold more than 350,000 units in 25 years, the anniversary model will remain a rarity: Porsche does not intend to build more than 1,250 of them.

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