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Porsche releases Boxter S Black Edition


The special edition Porsche gets a power and style boost

As well as mean looks, the new Boxster S Black Edition gets a power and torque boost for its 3.4-litre boxer engine – 10hp (7kW) and 10Nm over the regular S model – to take outputs to 320hp (235kW) at 7200 rpm and 370Nm at 4750 rpm.

The roadster also gains extra standard equipment: 19-inch black Boxster Spyder wheels, smooth leather finish Sport Design steering wheel and auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors.

Elegant style comes from the all-black design touches: black body, black hood, black wheels, black side air intakes, black tailpipes, black roll-over bars, black instrument panel, painted black gear selector surround and black model designation on the rear boot lid. “Black Edition” model lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards, embossed Black Edition insignia on the fabric roof and Black Edition badge on the glove box lid.

Porsche says the Boxster S Black Edition benefits from the extra power output by being one-tenth of a second quicker at 5.2 seconds in the 0-100 km/h sprint with standard six-speed manual gearbox. Optional seven-speed PDK reduces the sprint time to 5.1 seconds.

Fuel economy figures are reportedly 9.8 Litres / 100 kms in the NEDC test cycle, identical to that of the Boxster S. With optional PDK that figure is reduced to 9.4 litres / 100 kms.

The Boxster S Black Edition is on sale now, priced at $139,900 for six-speed manual and $145,900 for PDK. Deliveries will start in late April.

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