After revealing the 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition, Porsche continues to shock the automotive fans by launching the 2012 Porsche Boxster Black Edition which will be limited just 987 units worldwide. Each car 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 sports car.
The interior of the Boxster Black Edition includes the 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 tailpipes.
Curious how the inside of the 2012 Porsche Boxster Black Edition is? Well, the car gets the standard stuffs such as the three-spoke Sport Design steering wheel with a black leather rim; the rim strips of the dashboard and of the gear shift lever or PDK selector are painted in black.
The dial or the gauge meter on the instrument cluster are black, so are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed on the headrest.
Based on the Boxster S model, the Black Edition will be powered by a 3.4-liter V6 engine that gives 320 horsepower and torque reaches up to 370Nm (addition of 10 horsepower and 10Nm more than the standard version). The machinery is mated with a six-speed manual transmission and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Porsche 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 which previously fitted to the Porsche Boxster Spyder, coupled with 235/35 ZR 19-inches tires on the front axle and 265/35 ZR 19-inches on the rear.
When the 2012 Porsche Boxster Black Edition equips with the seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, acceleration times from 0 to 62mph drops t0 5.1 seconds. To maximize the launch control, Porsche has installed the Sports Chrono Package Plus which able to lower the acceleration times to 4.9 seconds. The PDK not only lower the sprint time, but also helps lower the fuel consumption to 30mpg combined and reduces CO2 emissions to 221 g/km.
Porsche always offers more to their customer. The same thing for the 2012 Porsche Boxster Black Edition which has optional features such as Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), PorscheActive Suspension Management (PASM) and the Adaptive sports seats with memory function.
Okay, this is probably the thing you have been waiting for, how much do you have to spend to own the 2012 Porsche Boxster Black Edition? This limited car production has different price tag for the UK market and the US market. For the UK market, it is worth £47,426, while the US market starts from $65,200.