2006 Porsche Boxster Widebody

Written by tonks on November 7, 2006

2006 Porsche Boxster WidebodyBased on the Porsche 987 Boxster, the Widebody doesn’t only offer spectacular designs but also extra driving fun and agility. After the huge success of the Widebody concept for the first Boxster generation, TechArt developed a wide body version for the current version of the roadster.

With the add-on fender flarings on front and rear axle the Widebody is 3.1 inches wider than the standard car. The front extensions don’t only provide extra room inside the wheel houses but also improve the deventilation of the heated up air with their integrated wheel-house ventilation. The rear flarings are equipped with largely dimensioned air ducts to bring fresh air to the centrally placed engine.

Apart from spectacular, sporty design designers of course paid attention to optimal aerodynamic efficiency. The front spoiler bumper reduces the lift at the front axle and improves the cooling of the front brakes with large air ducts. The rear apron with integrated diffuser rounds out the conversion.

Extremely broad wheels and tires make the TechArt Widebody concept for the Boxster complete: Specially for this wide body version they developed custom-made versions of the one-piece Formula five spoke wheel. The front axle is equipped with wheels in size 8.5Jx20, the rear axle is equipped with 11Jx20 wheels.

After extensive test drives, TechArt recommends 235/30 ZR20 tires for teh front axle and 305/25 ZR20 for the rear. The height-adjustable TechArt sport suspension is specially set-up for these ultra-wide wheels and tires and the wider track of the car. The coil-over suspension doesn’t only provide an individual damping of the roadster but also lowers the two-seater car by about 1 inch. Boxster models with PASM system can be updated with the sporty set up TechArt coil over sport suspension.


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