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Old 01-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Another Boxster conversion...918

Tuner Wants To Turn Your Boxster Into A 918 Spyder


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Old 01-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #2
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Sure it looks great, who would spend that much money for pretend? Why not buy a new 911?
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:38 PM   #3
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wow that is beautiful, how much do they charge?

edit, never mind I just saw the 150k price tag
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #4
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Man, that's wicked.
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Those are photos of an actual 918...
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talk about diminished returns
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Finally, it's about time. I've been waiting for a kit like that.
I can imagine myself driving in to WallyWorld, everyone staring at it as I park. Then I go in to buy my oil so I can save $10
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Can't wait to get my $10,000 918 taillights !
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:37 AM   #9
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Sure it looks great, who would spend that much money for pretend? Why not buy a new 911?
because the engine is in the wrong place and it's too big. Non-starter for me.
I'd sooner buy a second hand R8 V8. More performance, engine stays in the right place. Will the 911 even be rear engine car in racing 10 years from now?

However that does not mean the only thing you can do with that kind of money is get out the fiberglass. I suppose the rationale, however flawed, is keep it in the brand and keep the engine in the right place while obtaining a styling most will never experience.
I think this would be cooler if they fully converted the car to electric and made some obvious changes to it such that didn't make it an exact copy of the 918, that's the big mistake here. You know keep the usual Porsche parts sharing bin thing going in a less cheesy way.

As far as why it's expensive to do.... if it's a well done body transformation, well I think that question answers itself. We've all seen guys drop a bunch of money into some import car that looked like crap even from 10 feet. It's expensive to do these things by hand and those guys don't work for free. Point being if you're going to something that doesn't look like Fiero Ferrari, it's going to be very expensive no matter what.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:33 AM   #10
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I talked to a guy who was selling his 986 based Carrera GT kit car a few years back.
He was taking a big hit - cost way more to build than the value. It looked ok from 20 feet away - but, he said it was fun to build but embarrassing to drive! He even avoided Porsche events because they all new it was a kit. He hoped to sell it to buy a Boxster or 911. It was for sale for a looong time - not sure what happened to it!
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I talked to a guy who was selling his 986 based Carrera GT kit car a few years back.
He was taking a big hit - cost way more to build than the value. It looked ok from 20 feet away - but, he said it was fun to build but embarrassing to drive! He even avoided Porsche events because they all new it was a kit. He hoped to sell it to buy a Boxster or 911. It was for sale for a looong time - not sure what happened to it!
That's because he was on the wrong side of the pond. Not posh enough!! Ditto for SoCal.

Here in 'Murica everyone with a mullet and tank top would buy him a drink and ask for rides with their first cousin wife.
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