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, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.