Porsche Centre Leicester is delighted to announce that we are participating in 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.
This year's competition is different to previous years, as Centres race their restored vehicles head-to-head at the iconic circuits of Brands Hatch and Silverstone. This exciting element has stirred a lot of anticipation and light-hearted rivalry.
We sourced our 2002 Boxster in early 2018 and it was soon clear that a complete refurbishment was necessary to both restore it and to make it race ready. Areas of the bodywork were damaged down to the metal and alloys had been scuffed. Once dismantled, the chassis was taken to Chartwell, our Porsche Recommended Repairer, where it underwent the initial stages of bodywork repair, preparation and paint.
The entire electrical system and engine had to be replaced to achieve optimum performance and ensure compliance with the competition regulations. Following repair, the wiring was refitted, along with a completely cleaned engine and exhaust system using vapor blasting. Each of the engine valves was carefully removed from the cylinder head, individually reconditioned and replaced.
An authentic roll cage was added and the interior was stripped back to the bare essentials, mimicking the minimal interior of many iconic Porsche race cars, significantly reducing the car’s overall weight with a view to optimising its on-track performance.
Centres were also tasked with dressing the cars in racing livery and our Boxster has drawn inspiration from the tricolor livery of the iconic 1973 Brumos RSR race car. The beauty of this car, loved by race car enthusiasts globally, has inspired the team’s nostalgia for the 70s motorsport era.
The use of Question Polls has enabled our Instagram following of Porsche fans and race car enthusiasts to be a part of the journey, keeping up to date with the process along the way. Followers have been invited to assist the team in choosing key components of the car, such as wheel colour options and livery styling. This engagement and interaction has helped fuel excitement around the competition.
The first round of racing kicks off with competitors battling for pole position at Brands Hatch on 5 May, where our Brumos inspired Boxster will be making its debut. We wish our Restoracing team the best of luck. Following the race, the car will be showcased at a number of motorshows and exhibitions across the region.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see images of the fully restored car and moments from this weekend's Brands Hatch race. Please contact a member of our team on 0116 276 4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on when and where the restored car will be showcased this year.