2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition

porsche boxster s black edition 2012

Two for one goodness today. Shortly after announcing the Porsche 911 Black Edition, they announced another black beauty. This time for the Boxster line.

The Porsche Boxster S Black Edition is due out in the Spring as a 2012 model. Here are the feature highlights:

  • 3.4 liter 6 cylinder engine with direct fuel injection
  • 320 hp, 10 hp more than the Boxster S
  • PDK transmission
  • 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds
  • Top speed of 170 mph
  • 19″ wheels that are the lightest in the lineup
  • Convenience & Infotainment Packages included standard

MSRP is $65,200. Even though it’s a special edition, it represents a $3,200 savings over a similarly equipped Boxster S. Only 987 of the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition cars will be produced.

Here are a few more features from the press release:

This new mid-engine sports car is only available in solid black and features a monochrome treatment with a black body, black convertible top and black-painted 19-inch Boxster Spyder design wheels. Normally contrasting trim pieces from the Boxster S are also painted for a uniform look: the supplemental safety bars and side air intake grilles are painted black, as are the twin exhaust tailpipes and the model designation on the rear luggage compartment lid. A Black Edition model designation is embossed on the side of the fabric roof.

The monochromatic theme continues to the interior where black is the only available color, with aluminum and stainless steel used as accents. The brushed stainless steel door-entry guards feature Black Edition lettering, and the standard SportDesign steering wheel features twin aluminum-look spokes with a rim of smooth-finish black leather. Also painted black are the trim strips on the dashboard and around the six-speed manual shift lever or the gear selector for the optional Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed double clutch transmission, while the instrument dials are black instead of the usual white. Two final touches are the Porsche crest embossed on the headrests and a limited-edition badge on the glove compartment.

This is a gorgeous car with similar accents and features to the 911 Black Edition. I’d happily drive one of these Boxsters.

[Source & Image: Press.Porsche.com]


  1. I am surprised by the Black Edition name since Mercedes uses it for their top AMG cars.

  2. Looks like Porsche is getting closer to filling the gap between their mid-engine masterpieces…The Boxster and CGT!

  3. I’m thinking of buying a Porsche Boxster but I’d only really use it for a 200 mile journey I do twice a week. I’ve a Jag X-type at the moment – would I find the Boxster much noisier and a rougher ride? Thanks…