Porsche Centre Hatfield, in association with our Porsche Recommended Repairer, M&A Coachworks, sourced a year 2000 registered Boxster S (Type 986) to enter the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018.
The competition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Boxster (Type 986), a car that fundamentally shaped the Porsche business and brought a whole new generation of customers to the brand.
Our task was to locate and restore a Boxster S (Type 986). In addition, we have to ensure our Boxster S is track ready to compete in a dedicated, three-round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by Porsche Club Great Britain. Harking back to the 924 Championship of the 1970s, the championship will see Centres race head-to-head at three of the UK's most iconic circuits.
The first stage of the restoration was to strip the Boxster. In just hours, the Boxster went from road ready to a bare shell. The car was in great mechanical order so it was almost a shame to dismantle it. However, its low mileage and excellent condition will ensure it will perform competitively as a race car. The car will now receive a number of enhancements before it hits the track, including a roll cage and racing livery.
Porsche Centre Hatfield and M&A Coachworks have chosen to replicate the famous Martini Racing design. Since the early 1970s Porsche Motorsport vehicles have competed under the Martini Racing livery, initially in co-operation with private teams and from 1973, with an official sponsorship contract. To this day, the popular design can be seen on numerous Porsche race cars and merchandise.
See our latest videos and photos of the restoration transformation on the Porsche Centre Hatfield Facebook page.
* 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.