Many purists believe that the Porsche Boxster is not a ‘real Porsche’. The open-top model came with a small engine, mounted behind two seats; it was a far cry from 911. However, cars such as this Porsche Boxster Racecar will make even the most cynical take a second look.
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One of a kind
The Porsche Boxster Racecar is a one-off creation. It is also currently up for sale from a Belgian company. Bavaria Motors, which specialises in the sale of exceptional used cars, has the car listed on its website (link here).
The Porsche Boxster Racecar is based on the first generation Boxster. However, the original car was stripped of all its panels to be replaced by Kevlar and carbon-fibre items. The car has no roof, no doors, no windscreens or windows. It reminds of another Belgian creation, the F40 Barchetta.
Read about our driving experience of a Ferrari F40 at this link.
The 986 series Boxster has also been relieved of its original engine, which as been replaced a 3,6-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six. We suspect the engine comes from a 996 911 Turbo. Power has been lifted to 460 kW along with 750 N.m of peak torque.
Click here to read our Porsche (992) 911 Turbo S drive review.
The best part, the engine only has to haul 980 kg. That’s about the same as a Mazda MX-5. A spec sheet on the sales listing has few performance claims. These include a 0-200 km/h time of 9,8 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h – that’ll blow your hair back.
Other changes include a custom made cooling system and centre-lock 18-inch wheels. The braking system consists of vented discs all around. AP calipers in the front and Brembo items at the rear clamp the large discs. A Bosch Motorsport ABS system controls the actuation of the high-performance anchors.