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PORSCHE BOXSTER 25 YEARS

Why couldn’t they come up with a better name for the new Porsche Boxster 25th anniversary edition? I mean, Boxster 25 Years, really?

Anyhoo, I am a lifelong fan of Porsche cars. I’m not sure why, but I think that it goes back to the 1981 action movie, Condorman. In that film the bad guys drive black Porsche 911s. They looked cool, sounded great and were really fast.

From then on, I looked out for these fine German sportscars whenever I went out on my bike or with my friends on some of the many adventures we used to undertake as kids. Fast forward to 1993 and the announcement of the Boxster Concept. The car, whose name is derived from the boxer engine and roadster, was shown at the USA’s prestigious Detroit Motor Show. In 1996 the production version of the car was launched with only a few changes to its appearance. I loved it and promised myself that I would own one of these cars. Sadly, that has not yet happened, but I live in hope.

This new car has taken its design cues from the original concept car and is based on the current 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. That’s all I’ve got to say; the new Boxster 25 Years is available to order from Porsche Centres in the UK, priced from £72,760.00 RRP. Deliveries will follow later in the Spring.

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Porsche Motorsport LMDh Design

Porsche Returning to Prototype Sportscar Racing

The Executive Board at Porsche AG has given the green light to the development of an LMDh prototype. After a lengthy evaluation phase, Porsche Motorsport received the order to build a vehicle based on future regulations. From 2023, the LMDh cars will make up a new top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Both championships are hugely significant for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer.

Porsche very much welcomed the introduction of the new class for hybrid prototypes when it was jointly announced by the organisers at ACO/WEC and IMSA. The racing cars, which tip the scales at around 1,000 kilograms, are powered by a hybrid system with an output of 500 kW (680 hp); this is very good news for Porsche fans everywhere, especially me!