To celebrate the anniversary of the original Boxster sold in 1996, Porsche has unveiled a brand new special edition ‘Boxster 25 Years’ model. Only 1250 examples are built, each based on the current GTS 4.0 model. That means a 394 horsepower 4-liter flat six and a 0-60 all the way down to 3.8 seconds. It will be available with either a PDK or 6-speed plug transmission, but each and every one of them will have this beautiful set of simple five-spoke bronze wheels.
Porsche calls this bronze color Neodymium, which is used in several places throughout the special edition model. In addition to the wheels, it is equipped with the front grille, the side air intakes and the entire car’s exterior badging. It is described as being “a copper-like shiny brown” and contrasts with one of three optional colors; GT Silver Metallic, Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic.
With the election, I wanted the black. Especially considering the interior and top of each of these Boxster 25 years will be blood red. Oh yeah, that would be extra nice. You can choose to have your interior and top to be black, but that is only a choice that a coward would take.
It’s been a while since Porsche has built a wheel that is as picky as this. It does not take much for a wheel to really jump, but a two-tone color paletteTea is one way to do just that. The 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is already a downloadable form, so it does not need a fancy intricate wheel design. This flat face with five spokes is perfectly understated. Just a little bit of flare out as the owner meets the rim is all it needs.
Just absolutely phenomenal work from the designers of this.
If you want one of these things, talk to your Porsche dealer ASAP, because they do not hold only 1250 built. However, it will not be cheap as 25 years starts at $ 98,600 plus an extra $ 1,350 for delivery. Given ‘standard’ 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 starts at $ 88,900, this anniversary package is a pretty big prize, but these wheels alone may be worth it.