Porsche 911 Carrera, Boxster ‘Style Editions’ Premiere In Shanghai

The three biggest, most exciting model unveils likely to come from Stuttgart this year have already happened; the 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4 both bowed at Geneva, while the new Boxster Spyder paid a visit to the New York International Auto Show.

Still, that doesn’t mean the German sportscar-maker doesn’t have more where that came from. Just yesterday at the Auto Shanghai, the wraps were pulled off of two new “Style Edition” cars, one a Porsche 911 Carrera, and the other a  Porsche Boxster.

Flanking these two Style Edition cars were the 911 GT3 RS and Targa 4 GTS, both making their Asian debuts. The Porsche 911 Carrera Style Edition will be offered as both a coupe and a cabriolet, with a choice of either a rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configuration. The Sport Chrono and Porsche Communication Management packages both come standard on this model, as does Porsche’s Dynamic Lighting System (PDLS), 20-inch wheels from the 911 Turbo, and sportier tailpipes.

Porsche 911 Carrera Style Edition

The Porsche Boxster Style Edition is also equipped with PDLS, as well as sport tailpipes, and spiffier, 19-inch wheels originating from the Boxster S. A dualzone climate control system and part-leather seats also join the list of standard Boxster Style Edition equipment. And, like all “Edition” models, this Porsche 911 Carrera and Boxster feature Bose Surround Sound, a Sport Design steering wheel, Porsche crests embossed on the seat headrests, and “Style Edition” door sill plates.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Style Edition, and Porsche Boxster Style Edition, may not be the most exciting metal to come out of the manufacturer this year. But it’s good to see that even at the tail end of the auto show season, when all the big sharks have already been jumped, the manufacturer still manages to keep things fresh.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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