In 1993, Porsche unveiled its original concept study for what would, in 1996, become the first generation Boxster. And while the mid-engined roadster lacked some of the prestige and historical significance of its 911-counterpart, the Boxster nonetheless resonated with a great many drivers, with Porsche ultimately seeing well over 350,000 sold since the model’s launch. With 2021 marking the 25th anniversary since the Boxster’s release in ’96, the Stuttgart firm has opted to mark the occasion with a limited edition 718 GTS 4.0 variant known as the “Boxster 25 Years.”
Equipped with a Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Torque Vectoring, and Porsche Active Suspension Management all as standard, the limited edition 718 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0L flat-six engine that pumps out 394hp and allows for sub-four-second 0-60mph times and a top speed exceeding 180mph. Though the Boxster 25 Years is offered in white, silver, or black, each livery comes matched with silver and Neodyme-finished two-tone 20” wheels and side scoops and a Bordeaux Red interior and roof—blatant nods to the original concept study. Slated to hit dealerships in the Spring of this year, the 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 Years–which will be limited to just 1,250 units—will start at $98,600.