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320HP Porsche Boxter S Black Edition - Web Exclusive

The Boxster S Black Edition has a standard six–speed manual transmission, and accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.

Feb 2, 2011

The new Porsche Boxster S Black Editionwill be limited to just 987 examples worldwide, each one finished in black with a range of special features that accentuate the driving dynamics and appearance of the two-seat sportscar.

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At the heart of the Boxster S Black Edition beats a flat-six ‘boxer’ 3.4-liter engine similar to the one in the Boxster S, with direct fuel injection for greater power and efficiency. In the Black Edition, output is 320hp – 10hp more than in the Boxster S. The revised engine reaches its rated power at 7,200rpm.

The Boxster S Black Edition has a standard six–speed manual transmission, and accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Boxster S. This extra performance has not been achieved at the expense of fuel economy, however, as it remains the same as the Boxster S.

The new model gets lightweight ten-spoke wheels, previously fitted to the Boxster Spyder, which save 10 lb overall. These are fitted with 235/35 ZR19 tires on the front and 265/35 ZR19 on the rear. When fitted with the seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission, it shortens acceleration times from 0-62mph to 5.1 seconds, and in combination with the Sports Chrono Package Plus with launch control, this can be lowered further still to 4.9 seconds.

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The color concept of the Boxster S Black Edition means the model lettering is painted in black on the rear luggage compartment lid and is embossed on the side of the fabric hood. The roll-over bars are painted black, together with the rear side air intake grilles and the twin tailpipe of the exhaust system.

The black theme is continued inside. The stainless steel door entry guards feature the "Black Edition" lettering in black. The standard, three-spoke Sport Design steering wheel has a black leather rim. The trim strips of the dashboard and the gear shifter are also black. The dials on the instrument cluster are black, as are the partial leather seats with the Porsche emblem embossed in the headrests. A bespoke badge on the glove compartment lid further identifies each Black Edition.

Comfort and convenience is also enhanced for the Boxster S Black Edition with standard features including anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors with integrated rain sensor, cruise control and a climate control system. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including satellite navigation module is also standard. In addition, the universal audio interface offering MP3 player compatibility and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation are also standard. The Sound Package Plus creates an impressive audio experience, and standard Bi-Xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering lights and LED daytime running lights ensure safety on dark roads. Upon request, the Boxster S Black Edition can be individualized even further with other options. For example, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is an option as well as the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the adaptive sports seats with memory function. The Boxster S ‘Black Edition’ goes on sale this Spring.

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