If the Porsche Boxster type 986 are “accessible” sports cars, this is not the case for all examples. The proof with this ultra-modified model of more than 600 horsepower.
First introduced to the market by Porsche at the end of 1996, the 986 Boxster is now a bargain on the second-hand market: you can find an example at a very affordable price. But this 2000 Boxster is not like any other example. It’s a racehorse with over 600 horsepower and comes equipped with all the gear you might need on the track. On sale at Bavaria Motors, it is specified in the announcement that it is a prototype. But no further details are available as to exactly how the transformation took place. We simply know that originally, it was a normal 986 Boxster with almost all of the bodywork removed and replaced with new kevlar and carbon fiber body panels.
The lightest original 986 weighed around 1,250 kg. This unique Boxster weighs only 980 kg. A hell of a diet of almost 20% of the original weight. And under the hood, it’s war: the 3.6-liter Flat-6 develops 625 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque. This gives it a weight-to-power ratio of 1.57 kg/horsepower. To put that into perspective, the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.7kg/hp with its naturally aspirated 830hp V12 and 1,378kg.
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This little German rocket is still equipped to try to channel all that power. A Bosh Motorsport racing ABS helps it optimize its braking provided by a Brembo system. Everything rests on 18-inch FISKE rims. A bespoke cooling system has been built to prevent the car from overheating while a large rear wing provides downforce.
Still, you have to spend 149,900 euros for this extremely modified Boxster. It’s not as cheap as most Boxsters of that generation, but it’s a bargain compared to performance.