Porsche Boxster, 911 Carrera Black Editions Join The Lineup

Not one to miss an opportunity to bundle various appearance and feature packages together in a novel new way, Porsche has just announced two new “models” to join the lineup: the Porsche Boxster Black Edition, and 911 Carrera Black Edition.

As the naming suggests, the basic concept of these two cars is fairly straightforward; paint them black, and trim the interiors in that shade, as well. Of course, there’s some other equipment tossed in as standard, such as Porsche’s Communication Management (PCM) system, with its 7-inch touchscreen and bevy of audio and navigation functions.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition also rides on 20-inch 911 Turbo-style wheels, and lights up with a standard LED lighting package including Porsche’s Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+). A Bose Surround Sound system comes standard as well, along with heated sport seats. Finally, the attractive Porsche Sport Design steering wheel greets the driver of the 911 Carrera Black Edition.

The Porsche Boxster Black Edition is similarly equipped, though a tad less premium. The Sport Design wheel also comes standard in that model, although the headlights are bi-Xenon units rather than LEDs, and it rides on 20-inch Carrera Classic wheels. The Sound Package Plus comes standard, which is a small step-down from the more luxurious standard audio system in the 911 Carrera Black Edition.

We’re not sure at this point how many “special edition” Porsche models have come along from the German marque, but we’d guess they number somewhere in the millions. Which is rather a shame, as the term “special” as it applies to Porsche sportscars becomes a bit less-so with every passing day.

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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