2008 Limited Edition Porsche Boxster & Boxster S review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 10 August 2007 , 16:08:47 byAngela

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Limited Edition Porsche Boxster & Boxster S

Porsche revealed the orange 2008 Limited Edition Boxster and Boxster S at the NY Auto Show this past spring. Soon the models will go on a tour around the country spreading enthusiasm with their styling features and competitive pricing ($49.990 and $59.900 respectively). The two will go on sale in dealerships starting September 28th, 2007 in the US and Canada. The vehicles are very eye-catching and even include a special plaque mentioning they are limited editions. When it comes to the safety it offers, the two feature safety bars that were designed to help protect occupants. The SportDesign package includes spoiler lips in the front, modified rear trim with integrated diffuser and an even more impressive sporty appearance. To be sure the outside goes with the interior, the designers added touches of bright orange to the interior trim pieces such as the door lever surrounds and the trim panel that covers the cup holders.

Porsche`s all-new orange 2008 Limited Edition Boxster and Boxster S will soon be stirring excitement around the country with a stylish design and competitive pricing starting at $49,900 USD and $59,900 USD, respectively. With the first Limited Edition being displayed at a special sneak preview at the NY Auto Show this past spring where it received a rave reception, the 500 eagerly anticipated Limited Edition Boxster and Boxster S models will go on sale in dealerships on September 28, 2007 throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Clad in striking orange paint, a color previously featured only with the track-ready Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Limited Edition Boxster is as well-built as it is eye-catching and even includes a special "Limited Edition" plaque on the glove compartment. Its sport exhaust system, as well as the safety bars, designed to help protect occupants, are dressed in orange paint. And the SportDesign package that includes spoiler lips in the front, an automatically extending and redesigned rear spoiler, and modified rear trim with integrated diffuser provides a more stunning and sporty appearance.

Complementing the orange paint are several eye-catching elements in black including black painted alloy wheels--with large 18 inch standard on the Boxster and 19-inch standard on the Boxster S--striking black exterior side mirrors, black front and side air inlets, all of which tastefully complement the car`s model designation in black on the rear deck and a black convertible top. Black carries over to the seats, carpet, dash, door panels and other surrounding soft surfaces. Adding to the performance theme is the use of Alcantara trim, a suede-like material used on performance Porsches like the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS. Alcantara is pleasant to touch, but it also helps occupants stay planted in the interior during sporty driving. Alcantara trim is used on seat inserts, the three-spoke steering wheel from the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS, and gear shift and handbrake lever on vehicles with manual transmission.

To further tie the interior and exterior, Porsche designers added touches of bright orange to interior trim pieces such as the door lever surrounds and the trim panel that covers the dash-mounted cup holders. Even the gray shift pattern on the gear shift lever carries an orange font.