It’s been 25 years since Porsche’s mid-engine Boxster hit the market, making its first appearance in concept form at the 1993 the Detroit Auto Show, attributed by some as saving the brand.
To celebrate, the Stuttgart automaker has unveiled the Boxster 25 years — a throwback model limited to 1,250 units worldwide, based on the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 with its 394 glorious horses courtesy of a naturally-aspirated 4.0L flat-six powerplant, paired to either the dual-clutch PDK transmission or 6-speed stick shift.
An affordably priced convertible with Porsche’s stamp of approval, the Boxster was an instant success with nearly 360,000 units produced globally, and the brand’s best-selling product before the Cayenne SUV hit the scene.
This anniversary 718 model pays homage to all the iterations of the popular roadster over the years, including a Bordeaux leather interior with a red fabric convertible top, plus a reinterpreted Neodyme copper-like colour found across the car including the front apron, the side air intakes and two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels which look super sharp in contrast to the GT Silver Metallic exterior guise.
The small design details with big impact include Boxster 25 lettering adorned on the convertible top and door sill trims, a Porsche script on the fuel filler cap, high-gloss tailpipes, and black-finished windshield surround. Of course, this version ramps up the standard feature list, adding a heated GT multifunction sports leather steering wheel, 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, and an enhanced aluminum interior package.
Price and availability
The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 years arrives at the end of June 2021 with a $99,950 price tag in the US, and C$106,500 in Canada — around $10,000 more than the 2021 718 Boxster GTS 4.0.