Late film legend James Dean is poised to receive a renewed burst of fame, thanks to the production of a new PORSCHE BOXSTER in homage to him.

The REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE star is being honoured by the German motor firm's new range of Boxster convertibles to mark the year in which the PORSCHE SPYDER - the car that Dean was driving when he crashed to his death in California in 1955 - was launched.

The luxury motor will cost $66,720 (GBP41,700) and all models will be painted silver with a brown canvas roof - just like Dean's.

28/11/2003 14:24