Yesterday, Porsche put out a press release, launching the new 2021 Boxster 25. While not a brand new model, the commemorative 25th-anniversary edition will be like no factory Boxster from the 718 family. The Boxster 25’s underpinnings are that of the 718 4.0 GTS, meaning it will most certainly have a 394 hp naturally-aspirated flat-six sitting right behind your head.
Its new look takes the mind back even farther than 25 years - all the way back to the 1993 Detroit auto show, where the first Porsche Boxster concept was revealed. The sexy lines and color matching of the concept car flow directly into the 25th-anniversary car. The fortunate 1,250 that take delivery of the Boxster 25 will receive copper wheels, standard options that are otherwise expensive, and a bright red leather interior.
This Actually Might Look Like Your Father’s Porsche…
For the Boxster 25, Porsche paints the wheels, front/side vents, and badging trim in a soft bronzy copper, following the cosmetic queues of its 1993 ancestor. The color scheme may highlight some areas of the 718 that you haven’t noticed before like the split front grille and side vents, but this special edition is no different in terms of sheet metal. Speaking of the sheet metal, Porsche also offers a few different colors for its body - GT Silver (as you see above), Jet Black, and Carrera White.
For those who care, the interior color is specified as “Bordeaux Red Leather.”, accompanied by the matching red convertible top. The rest is painted in brushed aluminum silver. The Boxster 25 comes with Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package which gives you a steering wheel-mounted drive mode selector and launch-control capabilities.
As for the oily stuff, the engine is, of course, the high-revving 4.0-liter engine out of the 718 4.0 GTS. In this application, it will make 394 hp and 309 lb-ft of torque without any forced induction. Customers will have the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission, we predict the Boxster will be able to accelerate from 0-60 in well under 4 seconds and sprint through the quarter-mile in about 12, much like the 4.0 GTS can.
But unlike the 4.0 GTS, the Boxster 25 will cost you $99,950 - surpassing the GTS’s price tag by almost $10,000. Even so, most would say that this delightful chassis along with the extra goodies included in this package are worth the essentially-6 figure window sticker.
Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter at Torque News. Since he was 15 years old Max was building old cars and selling them for profit, spawning his love for cars. He has been around Porsches his entire life. His grandfather had several 911s and he’s owned two Porsche 944s, which made the auto-shop class cars a lot simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing press cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying Journalism at Western Washington University and writing for the racing team there locally. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage by our expert automotive reporters.