Murdered-Out 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition Has Bad Intentions
While the Panamera and redesigned Cayenne have been getting lots of love from Stuttgart, some of the other models from Porsche have been showing their age, forcing the automaker to toss in lots of options and nifty paint jobs with the intention of generating interest and further sales. Enter Exhibit A, the new 2012 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition. The limited production run of just 987 cars will offer a black paint job and black convertible top along with blacked-out intake grills, dual exhaust pipes and all badges. The monochromatic theme includes black 19-inch wheels from the Boxster Spyder.
The Boxster S Black Edition also benefits from a little tuning with an extra 10 hp added to the equation. The 320-horsepower 3.4-liter flat-six can be mated to either a six-speed manual or the automaker’s PDK dual-clutch transmission. Sprints from 0 to 60 miles per hour take just 4.8 seconds eventually hitting a VMAX of 170 mph. Upgrading to the Sport Chrono package actually shaves two-tenths of a second off that acceleration time. Fuel economy numbers are quite impressive with a rating of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg highway.
The question with any special edition is whether or not the package is really worth the extra coin. In the case of the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition, the $62,500 price tag is actually $3,200 cheaper than a standard Boxster model loaded up with the same equipment. We don’t know if that offers much comfort for the price but the equipment is pretty generous with a design package, convenience package with bi-xenon headlights and a multimedia package with navigation and an upgraded Bose stereo system all thrown in the mix.