Porsche Boxster GT1 By Vale Automotive Will Be 2 Feet Wider Than Stock


UK-based tuner Vale Automotive has nearly completed the first example of the Porsche Boxster GT1, one year after presenting the first renderings. The visual update for the first-gen Boxster is inspired by the Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion, bringing hypercar styling cues, a fixed roof, and a significant increase in the width of the car.

According to the tuner, the 986 Boxster was chosen as a relatively cheap mid-engined platform to work on. The result is virtually unrecognizable, as the only stock parts are the greenhouse and the doors. We must admit however that it looks more like a supercar on steroids than the actual 911 GT1 Strassenversion.

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At the front, the sculpted bumper sports large intakes and a lower nose, combined with a new pair of headlights sourced from a Porsche Macan. The profile is characterized by the ultra-wide fenders, making the Boxster GT1 an impressive 2 feet (610 mm) wider than the donor car. The front fenders have integrated vents – probably for cosmetic reasons, while the side intakes are functional, cooling the mid-mounted engine.

The GT1 conversion includes a fixed roof with an integrated intake. Moving over to the back, the tail looks to be inspired by the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, with faux inlets, a fixed rear wing, GT1 lettering, a rather complex diffuser, and full-width LED taillights. The latter is also sourced from the Porsche Macan – albeit the facelifted version – showing that SUVs can lend their lighting units to sportscars.

The extravagant appearance is not combined with mechanical modifications, leaving it to the owner to decide if they want extra performance. Note that the most powerful version of the donor car was the facelifted Boxster S, producing 254 hp (190 kW / 258 PS) from a 3.2-liter engine. The stock model accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and had a top speed of 264 km/h (164 mph).

Vale Automotive is accepting orders for the kit through its official website. The cost for the composite body panels (not including the lighting units and the wheels) is £10,999 ($12,514) plus shipping and each body kit is completed in 4-5 weeks from the initial order.

Photos by @Vale_Automotive


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