(2008) Porsche Boxster S Design Edition 2 – Ultimate Guide
Along with the Cayman S Sport Porsche gave us a Boxster special in 2008. It was a limited production version of the Boxster S called “Porsche Design Edition 2”. Equipped with the same 303 bhp 3.4-liter boxer engine as the Cayman S Sport, the Boxster S Design Edition 2 stands out thanks to the “Carrara White” colour that’s combined with grey stripes. The 19-inch SportDesign alloys, the side air intakes, the centre console and the dials on the three round instruments are also finished in white. The white theme is complemented by the grey roof and the black leather interior.
The unified Carrera White paint scheme with those matching white 19-inch wheels give this model a unique look. Given that 500 were made for the worldwide market, 32 shipped into the U.S. and 18 into Canada, this is also rare too.
Introducing two new models, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, are rounding off their range of dynamic mid-engined sports cars at the top. The two new models, the Porsche Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 and the Cayman S Sport, develop 303 bhp (223 kW) from 3.4 litres, eight horsepower more than the respective S models.
Both new models come with a wide range of exclusive equipment highlighted by the particularly striking design of the car and will be available at the dealership as of early September.
With the Cayman S Porsche Design Edition 1 and the Boxster RS 60 Spyder special series now completely sold out, Porsche are entering the market with new special models based on the prize-winning Boxster S and Cayman S. Only a few weeks ago, Porsche’s roadster model won first prize in the readers’ choice of the German motor magazine “sport auto” in its class of the most sporting convertibles up to Euro 80,000. And in a representative customer enquiry by US market research institute J.D. Power, the Porsche Boxster also came first in its category as the best model.
The Boxster S Porsche Design Edition 2 now sets new standards, the production colour Carrara White, for a long time one of the highlights in Porsche’s colour range, now receiving additional emphasis in the new Boxster: The star-spoke rims on the 19-inch SportDesign wheels featured as standard, the side air intakes, the centre console and the dials on the three round instruments are also finished in white. Sporting grey stripes extending lengthwise along the body accentuate the brilliant white finish of the car in the same sophisticated style as the red rear lights.
A unique accessory coming with the car is likewise an homage to the white rev counter and speedometer: The Porsche Design Edition 2 Chronograph men’s wristwatch from the Dashboard Collection features a white face and was developed especially for this very special Boxster.