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Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition- Launch Date, Price, Special Features & Photos

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K. Rawat

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January 14, 2021 at 05:15 AM

Porsche is celebrating 25 years of the Boxster that launched in 1996. The new model is based on GTS 4.0 and will be limited to just 1,250 units globally. This limited-edition Porsche is available for order now and can be seen in dealerships from March 2021.

Porsche is rejoicing the 25th birthday of one of the most significant models: the Boxster, which played a substantial part in saving the German firm out of a fatal future. Porsche celebrates the anniversary by releasing a GTS 4.0-based limited-edition model, driven by the 1993 Boxster concept.

Time sure does fly when you are having fun. You'll see few who would question driving a Boxster isn't that amusing, and like this, 25 years have flown since the first 986 Boxster hit the picture in 1996. It launched in Europe, packing 201 horsepower with the 2.5-liter flat-six engine. Indeed, time flies.

One of the Limited Edition's most unique features is Neodyme. This copper-like shimmering brown color gives an exciting contrast to the simple GT Silver Metallic shade on the pioneering 1993 showpiece. Moving inside, you'll find a properly retro leather interior finished in Bordeaux Red.

2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition Price and Specification

The Boxster Limited Edition is available with a starting price of $98,600. Including a $1,350 destination charge, For context, the standard 718 Boxster GTS bears a base price of $90,250. 

The 25 Years Limited Edition also gets bigger brakes, a sports exhaust, the Sports Chrono Package, PASM adaptive dampers with 20mm lower suspension, and 20in alloy wheels.

Model:

Porsche 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Limited Edition

Price: 

$98,600

Engine:

4.0-litre flat-six

Transmission

6-speed manual/ seven-speed dual clutch

Power/torque:

394hp/309 lb-ft.

Drivetrain:

 rear-wheel drive 

0-62mph:

4.3 seconds

Top speed:

182mph

Economy:

23 mpg(combined)

2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition Engine and Performance

Signifying an anniversary edition, Porsche did not assign any specific treatment to the powertrain. However, the power plant of the anniversary edition offers pure exhilaration. Every Boxster 25s is:

  • Based on 718 Boxster GTS -4.0
  • The mid-mounted engine develops 394 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and it spins the rear wheels via either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management and the torque-vectoring limited-slip differential as standard equipment
  • The Sport Chrono package is part of the deal

The suspension is firm; however, as opposed to fidget and knock over uneven surfaces, the superior damping rounds away bumps and ruts. This means that the Boxster escapes with the trail rather than fighting with it. This also enables you to exploit the Boxster's lovely chassis. The steering system is smooth, well-weighted and reacts to your input, rather pleasantly. 

Models

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition

BMW Z4

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

Engine

4.0L Naturally-aspirated Flat-6

3.0L Turbocharged 6-cyl.

3.0L Supercharged V6

4.0L Turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Transmission

6-speed manual

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

394hp @ 5000rpm

382hp @ 5500rpm

380hp/ 6250rpm

469hp @ 5500rpm

Torque

309lb-ft @ 5000rpm

368lb-ft @ 1850rpm

339lb-ft @ 4500rpm

479lb-ft @ 1750rpm

Boxter's powerhouse is the star of this segment; the 4.0-liter Flat Six engine is a real gem. You have to push it to get the most out of its peak torque, which does not arrive before 5,000rpm-at which many turbo motors are running out of steam.

How quickly will the 2021 Porsche Boxster GTS LE Accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH?

The 25 Years Limited Edition model will go from 0 to 60mph in 4.3 seconds and only stop expediting at 182 mph. Adorned with the PDK transmission, top speed sinks to 179 mph, but the 0 to 60 sprint takes only 3.8 seconds. 

In terms of sound, response, and entertainment, this model is unbeatable. There endures lots of traction from the front on muggy streets, as the wheels offer excellent stopping power.

Models

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition

BMW Z4

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

0-60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.2 sec

4.7 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter-Mile

12.3 secs

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top-Speed

186 MPH

155 MPH

186 MPH

155 MPH

60-0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition MPG

If you're getting a Porsche, gas mileage is the last thing you worry about. This convertible delivers an above-average fuel economy of around 26 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.

Models

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition

BMW Z4

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

MPG (City)

20

24

16

17

MPG (Highway)

26

31

24

24

MPG (combined)

23

26

18

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.2 gallons

13.7 gallons

18.5 gallons

17.4 gallons

Range (City/Highway, in Miles)

284 / 368.2/ 326.6 miles

328.8 / 424.7/ 356.2 miles

196.0 / 444.0/ 333 miles

295.8 / 417.6/ 348 miles

BMW Z4 tops the list when it comes to the fuel efficiency of a car in this segment, however, the Porsche shows decent fuel efficiency figures despite being a sports car.

2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition Interiors 

The Limited Edition combines a Bordeaux leather interior with a reddish fabric convertible top while preserving the authenticity. The convertible top gets embossed Boxster 25 detail. These two will also be available in Black. You will get 14-way electrically adjustable sports seats, a door sill with a "Boxter 25" badge, and the heated GT multifunction sports leather controls are many of the newest equipment checklists.

Models

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition

BMW Z4

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

Seating Capacity

2

2

2

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

38.9 / 54.3 / 42.2

37.0 / 56.5 / 43.0

38.8 / 54.8 / 42.0

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Just two people can be seated in the cabin of the Boxster, but in comparison to having rear seats that are completely unusable for anything other than storage.

2021 Porsche Boxter 25 Years Limited Edition Exterior 

The Limited Edition GTS gets design features of Boxster concept to celebrate this open-top two-seater’s success story, released at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show. The generation variant premiered in 1996 with barely any changes and is now in its fourth generation, following the production of much more than 357,000 units.

The special edition uses “Neodyme” details on the front lid, the side air intakes using a mono bar, and the decor of two-tone 20-inch alloy wheels. Porsche is offering the Boxster 25 Years at GT Silver Metallic Even Though Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic are also available. Another notable element is seen on the fuel filler cap, enhanced from the exclusive layout. This excels within an aluminum-look as do the high-gloss tail Pipes of the windscreen surround is finished in contrasting Black.

Models

2021 Porsche 718 Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition

BMW Z4

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

Curb Weight

3206 lbs

3457 lbs

3887 lbs

4275 lbs

Length

174.5”

170.7”

176.0”

187.1”

Width

71.0”

73.4”

74.2”

73.9”

Height

49.6”

51.3”

51.5”

55.3”

Ground Clearance

N/A

N/A

4.1”

4.0”

Wheelbase

97.8”

97.2”

103.2”

111.8”

Height is 50.4 inches, but an available sport suspension package lowers the car by up to 0.8 inches. Curb weight starts at 3,020 pounds on the base model with the manual tranny, while the PDK model tips the scales at 3,082 lbs. The heaviest model is the GTS 4.0 which weighs in at 3,156 lbs.

2021 Porsche Boxter 25 Years Limited Edition Safety Features

Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has conducted any crash tests on the 718, so there is no Porsche Boxster review or rating from either. This is not uncommon for sports cars at this price point.

Standard safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, hill start assist, and frontal and side-impact airbags. Adaptive bi-xenon headlights are also standard, but these can be upgraded to LEDs if you wish. Also available are lane change assist and adaptive cruise control.

2021 Porsche Boxter 25 Years Limited Edition Release Date

Only a limited 1,250 example of the 2021 Boxster 25 GTS will be available throughout the world, but Porsche hasn't revealed how many it will ship to America. Models should reach US dealerships in March of 2021. 

Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
Porsche Boxster 25 Years Limited Edition
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