Porsche Centre Leicester is delighted to be 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.
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.
Learn more about the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018 and heritage of the classic 986 Boxter.
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.
Our fully restored Brumos-inspired Boxster racecar attracts attention, particularly from Porsche Motorsport fans, with its striking and nostalgic tricolour livery. Inspiration was drawn from an original 1973 Brumos RSR owned by one of our customers and the similarities are evident through the iconic colours and details they both share.
Read our article to see more comparison photos of the two cars side by side.
A sunny day down at Brands Hatch was the perfect setting for a day of racing. Following a couple of successful test and qualifying laps, our Boxster racecar experienced engine stoppage due to a broken running gear. This unfortunately made Team Leicester unable to compete in that race and the car had to go back to the workshop for further restorative work. All was not lost though, as the Silverstone round is just 4 weeks away!
A good first day of competitive racing for Team Leicester at Silverstone. The Boxster racecar handled well, successfully completing a number of qualifying laps and two rounds of racing with Centre Principal Richard Grout in the driving seat. We earned valuable points giving us a good platform to build upon for the next round. Further improvements will be made to increase the chances of success at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 2 September.
As the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition rounds fall within the Porsche Club Championship races, Team Leicester took the opportunity to put the car through its paces by competing in the Donington Park round in late July. Competing against other Boxster Restoracing cars, our Boxster gained 1st place in its class in both races, winning 2 trophies with terrific lap times. All this acheived while racing on slick tyres in unexpected freak rain!
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Our car will be exhibited at number of shows over the year and for Porsche enthusiasts nationwide, this is a great opportunity to witness the transformed roadcar to racecar firsthand.
26 May - Chartwell Derby Open Day
8 June - Sports Car Together Day
20 - 22 July - Silverstone Classic
12 August - Porsche Club TOTEM
19 August - Leicester Motor Show
2 September - Brands Hatch Festival of Porsche
Follow us on Instagram to see the latest from our 2018 Restoracing Competition progress.
From live coverage of race days, to interactive Instagram stories and question polls helping us decide on final touches. Ensure you never miss a step by following us and turning on your Porsche Centre Leicester notifications in the app.
We encourage our Porsche customers, followers and race car enthusiasts to be part of the journey by tagging your image uploads of our Boxster racecar using the hashtag #LeicesterRestoracing.
With over 70% of all Porsche cars ever made still on the road today, classic Porsche models are part of our history and our heritage. The Porsche Classic Register aims to welcome classic Porsche owners back to the Porsche family.
Exclusive benefits designed to help you look after your pride and joy and you can qualify for complimentary membership by simply bringing your classic Porsche to our Centre for a minimum of an oil change service.
Find out more about the fantastic range of benefits the membership includes and register today to receive your personal membership pack.