On Sunday 2 September, racing legend and Le Mans winner - Richard Attwood - drove our Restoracing Boxster in the final of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018. The race took place on the iconic Brands Hatch Indy circuit as part of the Festival of Porsche, celebrating 70 Years of Porsche.
As part of the winning team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, we were honoured to have such an eminent motorsport ambassador join Porsche Centre Leicester for the day and to endorse our Restoracing entry. The car performed well, given the setback experienced during our Restoracing journey, finishing mid-grid overall. Impressed by the restoration workmanship and livery design of the car, Richard went on to sign the bumper and an internal component, making the car an iconic asset for our Centre.
The Festival of Porsche was a fantastic day of celebration for the brand. Porsche fans nationwide travelled down to the renowned South East racetrack to celebrate this year's milestone anniversary, capturing memories to inspire generations to come. Prior to the races, all the Restoracing entries were exhibited alongside information packs about each project, enabling visitors to understand the restoration process and challenges teams faced to enter this competition.
With the competition results scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks, visit our dedicated Restoracing page for all the information on our project and follow us on Instagram for the latest developments in the competition.
* 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.