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After having just announced a special new 911 Black Edition, Porsche has now expanded the Black Edition lineup to include the Boxster S. Like the 911 models, this roadster does get the ‘murdered-out’ treatment yet unlike the the coupe and cabriolet it gets a bump in horsepower.
Don’t get excited though, as the jump is just 10 ponies, for a total of 320-hp from the direct-injection 3.4-liter flat-six. With that, Porsche claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds or 4.6 with the Sport Chrono package.
The theme of the car is evident from every angle, with not just a black-painted body but also a black convertible top and black 19-inch Boxster Spyder wheels. Even the roll bars, air intake grilles, twin exhaust pipes and Boxster S logo on the back get blacked-out.
Inside, only black leather is offered (duh!) with minimal aluminum and stainless steel accents – including the door sill plates that feature Black Edition lettering. Even the dash trim and gauges are black. Some extra custom items include Porsche logos on the headrests and the obligatory limited edition badge on the glove box, indicating exactly which of the 987 units your car is.
As is expected with such a model, the Boxster S Black Edition also gets a few option packages, including Porsche’s Convenience Package with Bi-Xenon headlights, auto dimming mirrors, rain sensing wipers and automatic climate control. An Infotainment Package adds a touch-screen on the dash with Navigation plus a Bose audio system.
Pricing is set at $65,200 (roughly $7,000 more than the Boxster S), but Porsche says considering the standard equipment it’s actually a savings of $3,200.