In November 2017, Porsche Centres across the UK were invited to take part in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018. Participating Centres were required to source and restore a 986 Porsche Boxster S to race standard, including a historically inspired Porsche racing livery. A novice driver from within each team was selected to race the car at Brands Hatch and Silverstone in the Restoracing Championship.
Porsche Centre Wilmslow worked extremely hard to ensure their car was race-ready and raring to go. The team decided on livery inspired by the legendary Salzburg colour scheme, which truly made the car stand out on the track.
Parts Manager Alistair Nelson was selected to drive at the three race weekends. Alistair has worked at the Porsche Centre Wilmslow for 23 years and had previous racing experience, having completed a number of races in his Porsche 944 S2.
Porsche Centre Wilmslow placed fifth in both races of the first Championship weekend at Brands Hatch GP circuit in May this year. At Silverstone GP circuit in June, the team matched this success, finishing fifth and fourth. The finale at the beginning of September saw the team take to the Brands Hatch Indy circuit where they, once again, achieved fifth across both races.
Our driver Alistair said: “It has been an amazing experience both building and racing the car. The Restoracing project has given us the opportunity to showcase our skills and passion for Porsche. Race Technician Sam Beckett and Crew Chief Geoff Worth have done a fantastic job in producing and running a competitive and reliable race car. We have all enjoyed the experience and look forward to next season.”
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.