It’s hard to believe that a quarter-century has passed since Porsche’s mid-engined roadster, the Boxster, debuted. To celebrate the model’s milestone, Stuttgart is doing what they do best by releasing a limited edition version: the 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years.
Limited to just 1,250 units worldwide, the Boxster 25 Years comes powered by the 718 GTS 4.0’s naturally-aspirated, 394 hp, four-litre, flat-six engine and can be optioned with either a six-speed manual (as God and Ferdinand intended) or a seven-speed PDK unit.
To set the Boxster 25 Years further apart from its stablemates, each GT Silver Metallic model is accented with “reinterpreted Neodyme” colouring (essentially a shade of copper) on the front apron, side intakes and the spokes on those oh-so-glorious, 20-inch rims. There are also numerous, scripted reminders that the Boxster you’re drooling over is the 25th anniversary edition. The interior has been equipped with 14-way adjustable sport seats and a stunning hue of Bordeaux leather appears everywhere along with a matching red drop-top with embossed “Boxster 25” lettering on either side of its apron. Other bits of trim are aluminum but I’m sure you could spec carbon fibre if that’s more to your liking.
Included with the Boxster 25 Years edition is Porsche’s Sport Chrono package, Sport PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) that enables a 10mm lower squat and a mechanical limited-slip differential with torque vectoring. The package translates to a beautiful piece of precision machinery that can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in four seconds and reach a top speed of 293 km/h. Pricing on this side of the border starts at $106,500 CDN with vehicles expected for delivery towards the end of the second quarter although with only 1,250 available, I’d suggest acting fast.