Porsche Unveils New Turbocharged Boxster And Cayman Style Editions
Porsche offered numerous special editions this year, including an all-new 911 GT3 RS inspired by the original 2.7 from 1973 and the gorgeous Porsche 911 Sport Classic with a turbocharged engine and manual transmission.
Now it’s the turn of the entry-level sportscar with the debut of the 2023 Porsche 718 Boxster and 2023 Porsche 718 Cayman Style Editions, which will be available in Europe in 2023 and globally in 2024.
The entry-level 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine produces 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque in both Style Editions. Unlike the two 911s listed above, these 718 special editions are unlikely to cost a fortune.
Pricing in the United States is not yet known, but Porsche will provide additional details next year.
Both vehicles use a six-speed manual gearbox to provide power to the rear wheels. 0-60 mph takes 4.9 seconds with the row-it-yourself option. With the optional PDK dual-clutch gearbox and Sport Chrono Package selected, the time reduces to 4.5 seconds. The highest speed is 170 mph regardless of gearbox choice.
The Style Editions ride on 20-inch 718 Spyder wheels coated in high-gloss black with colourful Porsche crests to distinguish them from normal 718s. Gloss black Sport Tailpipes and silver Porsche writing are among the other cosmetic upgrades. The Boxster has a one-of-a-kind “Boxster” emblem imprinted in the cloth roof.
Style Edition contrast packages are available to customers. Both have ornamental stripes on the hood and “PORSCHE” badges on the sides, as well as black or high-gloss white wheels and rear model designations.
Porsche doesn’t list every single colour, but we’d be hard pressed to pass up the new Ruby Star Neo, a contemporary rendition of Porsche’s original Ruby Star featured on the 964 Carrera RS.
Interior highlights of the Style Editions include floor mats with contrasting Chalk stitching, black leather with Chalk stitching, and headrests with an embossed Porsche crest. Porsche may have been feeling particularly generous when spec’ing these vehicles in terms of features. Both include Bi-Xenon headlights as standard, as well as Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with four-point LED daytime running lights, parking assist front and back, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and two-zone temperature control.
If you want a Boxster or Cayman with more personality but can’t afford a Spyder or the ballistic GT4 RS, the Style Edition may be a viable option.