2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition Revealed

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After the recent revealing of the 911 Coupe and Cabriolet Black Editions, German automaker Porsche today took the wraps off Porsche Boxster S Black Edition, which will be limited to just 987 units worldwide. Each example will be finished in black and will boast a range of special features that will enhance the driving dynamics and muscular appearance of the two-seater sportscar.

Exterior highlights of the car include model lettering painted in black on the rear luggage compartment lid and embossed Black Edition model designation on the side of the fabric hood. The black color is also present on the roll-over bars, rear side air intake grilles and the twin tailpipe.

Inside, the car gets the standard, three-spoke Sport Design steering wheel with a black leather rim, the trim strips of the dashboard and of the gear shift lever or PDK selector are painted in black. The dials on the instrument cluster are black, as are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests.

Based on the Boxster S model, the Black Edition will be powered by a 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine that develops 320 hp and 370 Nm of torque (10 hp and 10 Nm more than the standard version). Coupled with a six–speed manual transmission, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S. The combined fuel economy however remains the same at 28.8 mpg.

Creating the physical and visual connection to the road are the lightweight ten-spoke design alloy wheels, previously fitted to the Boxster Spyder, coupled with 235/35 ZR 19 tires on the front axle and 265/35 ZR 19 on the rear.

When equipped with the seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, acceleration times from 0-62 mph drop to 5.1 seconds. In combination with the Sports Chrono Package Plus with launch control, this can be further lowered to 4.9 seconds. The PDK also helps lower fuel consumption to 30 mpg combined and reduces CO2 emissions to 221 g/km.

Optional features include Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the adaptive sports seats with memory function.

The Boxster S ‘Black Edition’ goes on sale in the UK and Ireland from March 2011 and is priced from £47,426. In the US, the price starts from $65,200.
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