Porsche Announces 718 Boxster and Cayman Style Editions
Porsche is a brand for car nerds. There is no legitimate need for 1,700 variations on the 911 every year, but we get them, and people buy them before they even leave the factory. The 718 Cayman and Boxster have also had their fair share of special editions over the years. While they are nowhere near as common as “special” 911s, it’s not hard to find them, and Porsche just announced a new 718 variant to add to the stable.
The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman Style Edition cars get unique exterior trim, available exclusive colors, and special interior touches. Porsche also throws in more standard equipment with the upgrade and offers a six-speed manual as standard. The Style Edition cars’ powertrain carries over from the 718 and 718 T, which includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 300 horsepower.
The “style” part of the Style Edition comes from the exclusive Ruby Star Neo paint color, which looks to have rolled right off the set of the new Barbie movie. It’s a re-imagination of the Ruby Star color featured on the 964 911 Carrera RS, giving the car an unmissable presence. If the pink is too much for you, don’t worry: Porsche says the car is recognizable as a Style Edition, even without the bright paint. It gets 20-inch wheels with painted center caps, black tailpipe finishers, and silver Porsche lettering.
Added standard features include bi-xenon headlights, cruise control, Apple CarPlay, a parking sensor system, and more. Porsche equips heated seats and dual-zone climate controls and says that the car’s black leather package comes with “crayon” accent stitching. The regular options catalog is available as well.
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