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05/07/07
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Porsche to Build Limited Edition Boxster
Wearing eye-catching orange paint normally found on the awesome 911® GT3 RS, Porsche’s Boxster ‘styling exercise’ shown at The Porsche Lounge @ Splashlight Studios during the New York Auto Show ignited the auto media and Porsche customers and enthusiasts. The Stuttgart, Germany based car manufacturer heard the declarations that it must build this car, and now the wheels are in motion. Production of the Limited Edition Boxster and Boxster S roadsters will commence in the near future.

Only 500 (250 Boxster and 250 Boxster S versions) will be produced. They will have many standard features that normally are options on the Boxster/Boxster S line, including black wheels with silver rims, Porsche’s SportDesign body-kit package and an Alcantara-trimmed interior.

Topping the value-added standard exterior and technical features is the SportDesign package that includes spoiler lips that mount on the standard front trim, an automatically extending and redesigned rear spoiler, and modified rear trim with integrated diffuser not only provides a more striking and sportier appearance, it also improves aerodynamics by reducing lift on both the front and rear axles without increasing aerodynamic drag.

A performance-enhancing sport exhaust system with silver-colored twin tips is included, and the safety bars, designed to help protect occupants, stand out when dressed in 911 GT3 RS orange paint. Complimenting the orange paint are the black exterior side mirrors and front and side air inlets, the car’s model designation in black on the rear deck, and a black convertible top.

The orange and black motif carries over to the interior with seats, carpet, dash, door panels and other surrounding soft surfaces in black and orange adorning the interior trim pieces such as the door lever surrounds, the trim panel covering the dash-mounted cup holders, and the shift pattern on the gear shift lever. Adding to the performance theme is the use of Alcantara trim, a suede-like material used on performance Porsches like the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS. Alcantara is pleasant to touch, but it also helps occupants stay planted in the interior during aggressive driving. Alcantara trim is used on the three-spoke steering wheel from the 911 GT3 RS, the seat inserts and handbrake lever.

The Limited Edition Boxster and Boxster S roadsters start with the proven Porsche Boxster platform. To this day, print and broadcast automotive media worldwide have picked the Boxster/Boxster S and their Cayman/Cayman S coupe siblings as the winner of numerous sports car comparisons, and have presented many prestigious industry awards to the Boxster model line, including Car and Driver Magazine’s 10Best Award eight of the past 10 years and three Automobile Magazine All Star Awards.  No pricing has been released yet.

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