1996 may seem like a few years ago to some, but time sure flies fast. It has been 25 years since and it's also how long the Porsche Boxster has been on the market. To commemorate the occasion, the German marque built a special edition model called the Boxster 25; a throwback to the original Boxster Concept car from 1993.
Like most special edition models from Porsche, the Boxster 25 is an appearance package only. It is based on a 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 model but features exclusive design changes both inside and out. As mentioned earlier, this particular model pays homage to the Boxster Concept that first debuted in 1993. It sports copper trim for the side vents, front air intakes, and badging. Possibly the most stand out detail, however, are the 20-inch, two-tone 5-spoke wheels. The exterior is also finished in GT Silver Metallic, the same paint as the concept. Customers that don't want silver else can also choose between Black Metallic or Carrera White Metallic.
Similar to the exterior, Porsche did a makeover in the cabin of the Boxster 25 as well. The interior is lined with Bordeaux leather to match the red fabric convertible roof. With the top up, the convertible bears embossed Boxster 25 lettering. The same lettering can be found in the cabin, including the seats and door-sills.
Powering the Boxster 25 is the same 4.0-liter flat-six as the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 rated at 400 PS. Porsche is offering customers of the special edition Boxster with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed PDK transmission. Porsche Active Suspension Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring come as standard equipment to improve handling.
The Porsche Boxster has come a long way since 1996 with its original runny egg headlights and is still a popular choice today. Some might argue that it is still not a 911, but we leave that up to you.
Were you a fan of the original Porsche Boxster when it came? Or, did you just like the newer models such as the 987, 981, and 718? Let us know in the comments.