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The Porsche Spyder is a car enthusiasts dream. Only the truest of car lovers would lust after a vehicle that considers door handles and a folding roof as luxuries. Instead it focuses on dropping weight and doing a bunch of engineering tweaks for the best all-around performance.
Kilometer Magazine is announcing that TPC Racing in Maryland makes its name for tuning out Porsches like the 997 or Cayman. They’ve gotten their hands on a Boxster Spyder and are about to turn it into even a more potent Porsche. Owner of TPC Racing and racecar driver, Mike Levitas, is impressed with the car.
Levitas’s plans according to the article are this: “For $64,000 you can buy this car. We’ll add $5000-6000 in suspension, plus $10,000 into the engine. I believe when we’re done we’ll have an $80,000 supercar.”
The plans are to turbocharge the engine to produce 470 horsepower and tune the suspension. While the engine tuning has already been done for the similar Cayman, but is currently working on some suspension parts like springs, shocks and sway bars that will help balance out the power increase.
Kilometer Magazine is going to follow the transformation from track-day car into supercar killer.
[Source: Kilometer Magazine]