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2001 TechArt Boxster S Widebody

The TechArt Widebody based on the Porsche Boxster S doesn’t only offer spectacular design but also added performance and agility. After the huge success of the Widebody concept for the 911 Carrera of the 996 model range, TechArt Automobildesign decided to develop a wide body version for the Porsche Boxster S.

With thefender flarings on front and rear axle the TechArt Widebody is eight centimeters wider than the standard car. The front extensions don’t only supply extra space inside the wheel houses but also improve the ventilation of the air within the wheel space. The rear flarings are equipped with largely dimensioned air ducts to bring fresh air to the centrally placed engine.

Apart from a spectacular design, the TechArt designers paid attention to aerodynamic efficiency. The TechArt front spoiler bumper reduces the lift at the front axle and improves the cooling of the front brakes with large air ducts. The TechArt rear spoiler is pressing the rear wheels stronger on the road at high speeds. Extremely broad wheels and tyres make the TechArt Widebody concept for the Boxster complete: Specially for this wide body version there were developed new versions of the three-piece TechArt Champion five spoke wheel. At the front axle there is used the dimension 8.5Jx18, at the rear axle there is space for 11Jx18 wheels after fitting the fender flarings.

After extensive test drives, TechArt Automobildesign recommends the high performance tyre ContiSportContact of the sizes 225/40 ZR 18 and 285/30 ZR 18 for the Widebody based on the Porsche Boxster S. Specially set-up for these ultra-wide tyres and the wider track of the car is the height-adjustable TechArt sports suspension, which doesn’t only allow an individual damping of the roadster but also lowers it by 20 – 35 millimeters.

The TechArt Widebody conversion is available from 36 950 DM including fitting and painting specialities for the cockpit of the two-seater car.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Flat-6
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 3179 cc / 194.0 in³
bore 93.0 mm / 3.66 in
stroke 78.0 mm / 3.07 in
compression 11.0:1
power 187.9 kw / 252.0 bhp @ 6250 rpm
specific output 79.27 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 194.59 bhp per tonne
torque 305.1 nm / 225.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 7200 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 225/40 ZR 18
rear tires 285/30 ZR 18
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
f brake size x 318 mm / x 12.5 in
rear brakes Vented Drilled Discs w/ Vacuum Assist & ABS
r brake size x 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight 1295 kg / 2855 lbs
wheelbase 2415 mm / 95.1 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.20:1, 1.52:1, 1.22:1, 1.02:1, 0.84:1, :1
final drive 3.44:1
top speed ~259.1 kph / 161.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~13.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~14.0 seconds