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    Boxster donor ideas

    Hi all,

    I have a 1999 Boxster that I use for track duty (has PSS9 coilovers all around, tarrett drop links, etc), so is an amazing handling car. However, I've been looking at 650S's, R8's and Huracan's lately, but I would much prefer to build something unique than just buy a supercar. I can work out all the power items, but I need some ideas around the body. I don't really want to go replica, I'd much prefer to have a more unique design (in the Vaydor style, for example). I was looking at the Vaydor itself, but I have a number of issues with it.

    1) Firstly, it's built on a G35 which isn't the best handling car (rear suspension isn't even coilover style)
    2) I'd want a convertible, and I worry about torsional rigidity cutting the top off the G35
    3) It's front-engine - I'd much prefer the balance of mid-engine.

    For all these reasons and more, I'd much prefer the Boxster as a base (the car will see an extreme amount of track time, so performance and functionality is top priority). So, I guess my question is, is there a kit out there for the Boxster (either non-replica supercar-like, or replica that I can start with), or any other ideas? If necessary I can work on an actual custom design, but I can't build body panels myself, so any suggestions there would be appreciated. Aerodynamics are important too, so needs to take in to account friction, drag, turbulence, downforce, etc.

    I welcome comments!

    Thanks!

    S.

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    I recently designed this which looks like it would fit a Boxster nice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0QUxBATUiE
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    Have you seen the GT conversion yet?
    www.anudimension.com
    Best thing you can do to a Boxster if you don't want it to look like a Boxster
    http://www.madmechanics.com/forum/ge...ion-kit-8.html
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    Thanks guys!

    Wow, that GT3 kit looks pretty good - and it's the best of both worlds - looks like a GT3, but has a mid-engine layout (one reason I have always avoided the 911's is their engine placement). That might be the route I go!

    Thanks!

    S.

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    +1 I would go that route as being reasonably priced for the high quality.

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    The best kit I have found so far is the evolution. you can find it here:
    http://www.turismo.uk.com/evolution.html
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    Yeah but what's the price for a evolution kit? ANU needs to make a convertible option on their gt3 kit

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    Hi all,

    So I contacted ANU, and got some info.. A couple of issues...

    1) I realized they didn't do a roadster/spyder version of the car, and I really want to retain the open top

    2) The cost of shipping from England to California is pretty high (and I have no idea what customs will want to charge either - I really don't want to basically give away $2000 in shipping costs plus possibly up to another $1000 to $2000 to customs fees/taxes).

    3) Build & Shipping time will be pretty extreme too - around 6 weeks for build, and since it will get shipped by boat/train/truck, probably several weeks shipping (and no idea what customs delay there will be).

    Anyway, the Evolution kit looks good, though the website seems to indicate that the kit isn't available yet? Also, it's in England too, so all the concerns around shipping/customs/time are the same.

    All that being said, seems to be that I would need the kit to be manufactured here in the USA to avoid unnecessary costs (which I'd rather spend on the build than give away to shipping companies and/or customs!).

    I'm looking at custom building something more so now.. Maybe utilizing OEM (GT3) pieces coupled with custom panels. At the end though, I will only do it if I think I can get an OEM look/feel by the end of it. I'd much rather find a kit though.

    Thanks!

    S.

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    Maybe something like these guys are offering?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-986-...0RJS4g&vxp=mtr
    You could always add a zeintop if you can find one, then you have the GT look AND a convertible, it's a bit clunky to change over because the rear trunk has to be removed each time you put the roof on.
    http://rennlist.com/forums/boxster-a...ilability.html
    Nick

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    Haha yeah I saw that eBay link and was going to post it. Maybe have to do some custom rear end like ANU did with a newer rear with tail lights to match the front.
    Last edited by Rippin6Gears; 03-13-2017 at 04:36 PM.

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