The Boxster is Porsche's mid-engine, six-cylinder roadster that was updated for 2009. The Boxster first joined the Porsche lineup for 1997 with Porsche's new liquid-cooled flat six-cylinder 'boxer' engine. The Boxster first debuted as a concept car at the 1993 North American International Auto Show with styling cues from the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder. The Boxster S was added for 2000 with a higher level of performance. The second-generation Boxster debuted for the 2005 model year with updates for the first time since its debut.
The 2012 Porsche Boxster remains primarily unchanged for the 2012 model year, continuing to be available as Base, S and Spyder. The Spyder was introduced in 2011 and with all unneeded equipment removed and extensive use of aluminum; it is the lightest of all Porsches sold. For 2012, a limited number of buyers will have the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition Boxster S Black Edition. This special Boxster is available only in solid black, with a black top, black safety bars, black side-air intakes and black-painted 19-inch wheels. The interior is built to match, highlighted by aluminum and stainless steel accents. The Black Edition uses the same engine as the Spyder, producing 320 horsepower and promising a quick sprint to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. To read more about the 2012 Porsche Boxster Models, visit MSN Autos