Porsche marks Boxster history with new 25th Anniversary edition

Published: 12 January 2021

► Porsche’s Boxster is 25 years old
► New Anniversary edition debuts
► Just 1250 to be built

Porsche has announced that a new special edition version of the Boxster drop top will be made available to celebrate the car’s 25th anniversary.

The Boxster name has been a thing since the early 90s, when Porsche pulled the covers off a boxer-engined roadster (geddit?) concept at the 1993 Detroit motor show. When the production model arrived three years later, not a lot had changed.

boxster25 side pan

The Boxster 25th Anniversary edition uses some design details and a very similar colour scheme to the original Boxster concept in 1993: silver with a red fabric roof and lots of ‘neodyne’ copper-ish details in the trimmings. You can also spec white or black body colour.

Bordeaux red leather upholstery with aluminium trimmings are standard inside, with door sills and badges marked with a ‘Boxster 25’ script. Porsche has come over all generous here, with each Anniversary edition being equipped with tech like Porsche’s LED lights, heated steering wheel and parking sensors are all standard.

boxster25 interior

The key bit of loveliness is the engine: it’s the 4.0-litre flat-six from the latest GTS, making 395bhp and 310lb ft. It comes as standard with a six-speed manual, with a seven-speed PDK auto as an option. If you spec the auto and use the sport chrono function, your Boxster 25 can sprint to 62mph in four seconds.

Want one? Just 1250 are going to be made, with UK prices clocking in at £72,760.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches