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Project Porsche Boxster R Continues Weight Reduction

By   March 12, 2018

Project Porsche Boxster R

Project Porsche Boxster R

It has been a little while since we’ve updated you on our current project that we are calling Project Porsche Boxster R. The idea is to create the ultimate Boxster street car. To accomplish this we are looking to make a few improvements to what is already a good car.

First we will work on making it lighter. Weight reduction plays a huge part in performance as it will improve the power-to-weight ratio. The early 986 Boxster is already fairly light, but even just 100 lbs. of weight loss will result in the same power-to-weight ratio as the Series 1 Lotus Elise. That version of the Elise could launch from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. By comparison the stock early 986 can hit 60 mph from a standing start in 6 seconds flat according to test by both Road and Track and Motor Trend.

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Project Porsche Boxster R – Power Plant Options

By   August 13, 2017

Project Porsche Boxster R

While we haven’t provided any updates on Project Boxster R in a few weeks we are hard at work getting the parts we will need and deciding on the direction of the build. Topics, such as do we keep the convertible top and if we remove it how do we go about saving weight and keep the car safe for road use are top of mind. One of the most debated topics is how to go about adding more power to our 986 Boxster.

The early Porsche Boxster is a great handling package and most of the time its 2.5-liter flat-six is plenty to power the 2,822 lb. roadster. However with only 201 horses, at times it does feel like it could use about 100 more. The chassis has proven it can handle more power and with proper suspension and brake upgrades it will be more than ready. The big question is how do we go about adding power and just how much is enough.

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Project Porsche Boxster R – Easy Weight Reduction

By   June 14, 2017

Project Porsche Boxster R

Project Porsche Boxster R

A few weeks ago we told you about our latest project, Porsche Boxster R. The idea is to take an early 986 generation Boxster and transform it into a harder core machine in the vein of the 911 R, GT3 and Cayman GT4. In doing so we want to get an idea of what it would cost to build the ultimate 986 Boxster.

You can read more about the idea behind Porsche Boxster R here.

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Introducing Project Porsche Boxster R

By   May 30, 2017

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Project Porsche Boxster R

The 986 Porsche Boxster is perhaps the best value in the used Porsche Market. The affordable mid-engined sports car can be had for as little as $5,000 for and example in good running condition. Because of the low cost of entry and the relatively large amount of early Boxsters produced makes them a perfect candidate as a project car.

With that knowledge we are introducing our 986 generation Porsche Boxster R project. The concepr for the project will follow the example of the new 911 R and Cayman GT4 / Boxster Spyder. The idea is to build something that could have come from the factory had a hard core road version of the Boxster been produced in the early Boxster years.

You can skip to our first article of the project, simple weight reduction, here.

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