To celebrate the anniversary of the original Boxster, which went on sale in 1996, Porsche introduced a brand new special edition “Boxster 25 Years” model. Only 1250 examples will be built, each based on the current GTS 4.0 model. That means a 4-liter flat six with 394 horsepower and 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds. It will be available with either a PDK or a 6-speed gearbox, but each one will have this magnificent set of simple five-spoke bronze wheels.
Porsche calls this bronze color Neodyme, which is used in several places in the model with a special edition. In addition to the wheels, it will have a front grille, side air vents and all the exterior signs of the car. It is described as “shiny brown like honey” and contrasts with one of the three optional colors; GT Silver Metallic, Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic.
Given the choice, I would have black. Especially considering that the interior and top of each of these Boxster 25 Years will be blood red. Oh, yes, that would be very nice. You can choose the interior and the top to be black, but this is just a choice that a coward would make.
It’s been a long time since Porsche built a bike as attractive as this. It doesn’t take much for a wheel to really pop out, but a two-tone color paletteThis is one way to do just that. The 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is now an attractive shape, so it doesn’t need a sophisticated wheel design. This flat with five spokes is completely lowered. All it needs is a little flare when the spoke fits the rim.
Just an absolutely phenomenal work of the designers of this one.
If you want one of these things, talk to your Porsche ASAP dealer, because they won’t last with just 1250 built. It will not be cheap, however, as the 25 years begin in $ 98,600 plus extra $ 1350 for shipping. Given the “standard” 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 starts at $ 88,900, this anniversary package is a pretty solid premium, but only these wheels can be worth it.