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Old 08-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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I just received the October issue of excellence magazine. At the top of the cover "420-HP BOXSTER" powered by a 991 3.8! Kind of reminds me of one of the issues of "Danger" Magazine. Along with this edition they included a Porsche Buyer's Guide, "The 2013-2014 Edition", 157 pages of everything you need to know on buying a Porsche! This is going to be an excellent read.
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Remember, the Dangermobile puts out 420-HP per wheel !
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Remember, the Dangermobile puts out 420-HP per wheel !
How can we forget?

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Remember, the Dangermobile puts out 420-HP per wheel !
Do you need to be running 11" rear wheels???
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Do you need to be running 11" rear wheels???
I can run 11's in the front !
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What size spacers in the front for 11's? is that with a 305 tire?
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What size spacers in the front for 11's? is that with a 305 tire?
110 millimeter
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At the top of the cover "420-HP BOXSTER" powered by a 991 3.8!
It's on like Donkey Kong.

I predict it will be quicker than a Cayman 3.8L (like the BGB that was recently offered).
The Cayman R vs Boxster Spyder head to head on a karting track with J. Overbeek at the wheel of both produced a greater than half second per lap gap -- advantage roadster.
In autocross terms 0.6's is revealing since power was not a huge factor. The test was all about grip and handling. Put another way, a midengine car without the roof is faster and according to Overbeek significantly easier to go fast in.
I have to wonder if we see too many of these 3.8 Boxsters if Porsche will be afraid of making a 981 Boxster RS given how closely the 981S Cayman matches the 991. If an aftermarket tuner comes along and swaps the 3.8L into a lightened
981 Boxster RS it could well be the lightest, best handling Porsche that will better any Porsche but the GT3/2 (a bit unfair as these are basically very limited edition track cars). and if a tuner like BGB manage to add a SC or Turbo to a 3.8L Boxster RS, it could be in 500 HP territory. Oh boy sleeper of the year.

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I've been thinking of how it's kind of ridiculous that a Boxster variant has a wholly different name.
Ridiculous in that its purely marketing speak. Carrera Cabriolet would be called a Porsche Riviera by that logic.
987 is 987. 981 is 981.
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^ typo? They botched my Indy's ad, cut off the contact info.
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I just received the October issue of excellence magazine. At the top of the cover "420-HP BOXSTER" powered by a 991 3.8! Kind of reminds me of one of the issues of "Danger" Magazine. Along with this edition they included a Porsche Buyer's Guide, "The 2013-2014 Edition", 157 pages of everything you need to know on buying a Porsche! This is going to be an excellent read.
I just read the article on the 420-HP Boxster, it's a Ruf design and build. One of the sentences by the author; This is a real sports car! The only issue I have with the car is that it's yellow.
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I just read the article on the 420-HP Boxster, it's a Ruf design and build. One of the sentences by the author; This is a real sports car! The only issue I have with the car is that it's yellow.
If it was any other color, it would only put 400 HP.
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See the top line of the Danger mag photo...
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