When Porsche starts launching random special editions of a car, it’s a pretty good indicator that it doesn’t have much time left on the order books. In the case of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, they’re soon to be replaced by an all-electric version of the entry-level sports car, which is totally cool. For the time being, however, Porsche wants to shift as many of these mid-engine units as it can. With a 300 horsepower turbocharged flat four, Porsche’s entry-level sports car is a pretty good starter, and with the Style Edition it adds just enough visual interest to not make you regret getting the base model. This is a truly wild special edition, so let’s dig into it.
Lately Porsche has recommitted itself to more vibrant colors and more creative visual elements, throwing back to the good old days of Porsche before everything was greyscale. If you want to stand out in a crowd of Porsches, buy yourself a Style Edition, particularly one in Ruby Star Neo with white wheels and accents, like the Boxster shown here. Those wheels are 20-inch units styled around the same piece that the Boxster Spyder uses, and they come standard in gloss black with colored Porsche crests, which is a good look. Add on the Sport Tailpipes in gloss black, as well as the model badging in gloss black to match, and the Style Edition has a uniquely custom look to it.
In the same way a GTS or T model is largely a package of options that come standard, the Style Edition does the same. Building on the package that 718s already come with standard, the Style Edition gets standard heated, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, floor mats with contrasting stitching in Chalk, a black leather interior with contrasting stitching in Chalk, headrests embossed with the Porsche crest and illuminated stainless steel door sill guards. Regardless of the color you order for your Style Edition, you can get the contrast package in either black or white, which includes the stripes on the hood and rockers, the wheels, and the model designations.
The Style Edition will be available in continental Europe first, and will slowly reach other markets. There’s no word yet on when we’ll be able to order this car in the U.S. market, and pricing is still a secret. We sort of expect it to split the difference between a base 718 and a 718T, so expect the Boxster Style Edition to start around 70,000 dollars, while the Cayman will be a couple thousand dollars less. If you want to get on the list for one, however, maybe contact your Porsche dealer sooner than later.