Ford has taken some ribbing in the past few years for its "special edition" Mustangs, which often amount to little more than an extra badge and/or some vinyl paint stripes, plus a few bundled options.

Well, apparently Porsche sees some method to the madness, and has introduced its own special-paint edition: The 2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition.

This version of the 911 Carrera is limited to only 1,911 vehicles, a mix of coupes and cabriolets. The coupe will be $81,300, while convertible Black Editions cost $91,300. For that scratch, you get 911 Turbo wheels, lots of black trim, and a numbered plate on the glovebox lid. There are two different blacks to choose from, either regular ol' Solid Black, or Basalt Black Metallic. You also get a Bose surround sound audio system.

Porsche says that the total cost of all the options separately would come to about $6,000 more than the price of the Black Edition. Note that there is no additional performance hardware, or really much of anything over the standard 911 Carrera.

It's a little hard to get excited about a special color edition, whether it's a Mustang or a Porsche. Regardless, there's no doubt that these somewhat-special 911s will be snapped up in no time.