In the lead up to the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition later this year, we look back at the history of the 986 Boxster.
Taking inspiration from the design of the 550 Spyder, the Boxster concept was first presented to the world at the 1993 Detroit Motorshow. When launched in September 1996, the Porsche Boxster set new performance and safety standards in the open-top sports car market segment. The roadster combined the dynamic performance of a sports car with everyday usability.
The 986 Boxster remains one of the best-selling Porsche models ever made. By choosing the 986 Boxster for this year’s theme, we can not only celebrate a model that played a critical role in Porsche history, but also build ties with a new generation of Porsche owners.
It is thanks to our passionate customers that we have the ability to partake in projects such as the Classic Restoration Competition. A competition which sees Centres not only restore a car, but to prepare it to compete in a dedicated, three round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by the Porsche Club GB.
Our dedicated team at Porsche Centre Swindon have been busy restoring and preparing the 986 Boxster to compete in this dedicated Championship, with Centres racing head to head at two of the UKs most iconic circuits.
And the race dates have now been confirmed as:
Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit 5 May 2018
Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit 2 June 2018
Brands Hatch Indy Circuit 2 September 2018
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* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel consumption and CO₂ values. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, electricity consumption, and CO₂ emissions of a car.