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The sports outfit for the Porsche Boxster: TechArt Automobildesign offers an elegantly styled and aerodynamically efficient body program and sporty accessories for the roadster. The TechArt front spoiler, which is mounted to the production bumper, lends the front of the two-seater a more dynamic appearance. But that’s not all: At high speeds it also reduces lift on the front axle.

The TechArt side sills were shaped to calm the airstream between front and rear wheel houses and further to give the Boxster a lower, sleeker appearance.

The sporty TechArt looks are also characterized by custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations. The one-piece TechArt Formula wheels are especially light weight and are available for the Boxster in 17-, 18-, 19- or 20-inch diameters, all TÜV-tested. The largest version features 8.5Jx20 wheels with ContiSportContact 2 tires in size 235/30 ZR 20 in front and 11Jx20 wheels with 305/25 ZR 20 tires on the rear axle.

The TechArt suspensions are custom-calibrated to the new tires. For a ride-height lowering by some 25 – 30 millimeters TechArt offers sport springs, which also harmonize perfectly with the PASM suspension available from the factory. Alternatively for the different Boxster models with or without PASM are the TechArt VarioPlus and Vario coil-over sport suspensions.

The TechArt power kits TA 097/1 for the two Boxster engines consist of a sport air filter and newly programmed engine electronics. After the installation, which can be done directly at TechArt Automobildesign or by any authorized Porsche dealer, maximum power output for each model increases by 15 hp / 11 kW.

Performance improves accordingly: Depending on vehicle weight and the type of tires acceleration time from 0 – 100 km/h improves by slightly under half a second. Top speed increases by some 5 km/h. Even more important for everyday use is the even more spontaneous throttle response and the further improved liveliness of the tuned engines.

The perfect complement to the power kits is TechArt exhaust tuning, of which various versions are available. The product lineup includes black-chrome tailpipes for the production exhaust system, a throttle-controlled sport exhaust system and a complete high-performance exhaust system with high-performance manifolds, sport catalysts and rear muffler.

Being world-wide renowned specialists for exclusive interiors, TechArt provides individual full leather trims in all colors and designs. The range contains exclusive full leather trims just like sporty accessories: TechArt offers ergonomically shaped airbag sports steering wheels with three or four spokes just like pedal, gearshift-lever and a foot-rest made from aluminium. The program also provides stainless steel entrance panels with TechArt logo.

Text and photos courtesy of TechArt

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