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More like what the Porsche 718 Boxster would have looked like if it came out in the 1980s. Someone must have been curious because X-Tomi has recently released a rendering of a 718 Boxster with design elements from the 1980s.

The Boxster’s bumper and side skirts seems to have been blacked out or replaced with plastic parts. Closest Porsche design from the 1980s with a similar paint scheme is probably the 1980 Porsche 924 Turbo with the top half of the car painted one color and the bottom painted black.

Topping the odd bottom coverings are the rims. These days you’re more likely to see a set of alloy rims than the steel wheels found in the rendering. Actually looks very similar to most steel winter wheels without the hub cap. They may not be the best looking but if they’re anything like your winter rims, they’re designed to take a beating.

The interior may look exactly the same as the current 718 Boxster but if it was built in the 1980s, many of the cabin features we have today would have been left out. Maybe you would have to wind your windows in order to have them close or open and the infotainment system would be non-existent in cars back then. Aluminum interior accents would have been dropped for the cheaper plastic alternatives.

As for the engine, maybe the 1978 3.3 Liter turbocharged engine from the Porsche 930 with a power output of around 300 PS.

This is all purely hypothetical based on a rendering. So what does everyone think?
 

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I can see that as the very basic trim for the 718 Boxster; no alloy wheels, leather interior, infotainment system and everything is just old. Maybe even a tape player. :eek:
 

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I wouldn't mind this happening with the Porsche 911 and Cayman, but offered as a platform to use for racing so come time to make all the changes needed to turn it into a track car... there's little gutting to do. That that would be a track only vehicle.
 

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Looks like someone's first try at plasti dip and they went crazy. Not a fan of that plastic mask in the front and the interior is probably trimmed with that retro fake wood from the old days. Probably wouldn't take this on the track since it is a convertible, dangerous even with a roll cage installed.
 

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There will be individuals and race teams with the money to make it into a track car so that might be what they do. But a cayman is more than likely to be it over this. Coupes are almost always preferred.
 

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Cool idea but will never happen. I think the same thing floated around about the FR-S and BRZ but even for a vehicle as attainable as that... it too didn't happen. Keep dreaming :D
 

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Yeah it's too much thinning out for porsche to do.

Better off just paying for the 718 as we currently know it and stick with that, anyone who really wants it will do exactly that.
 

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Actually, if this was extremely affordable for a Porche, a lot of people may buy one just to drive it however they want without worrying about the consequences. Wouldn't do the same for the new 718 Boxster.
 

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Would be a horrible move for the brand though. Things along the lines of this are best left to race teams which probably already happens through individuals at Porsche that deals with motorsports.
 

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Didn't think about it watering down the Porsche brand. Would be great to get a cheap one as a mod project but I guess that won't happne unless you're on a race team.
 

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It won't happen anyway, can't think of anywhere in history that a brand has done this and if they have it was decades ago, nothing in modern times for the consumer at all.
 
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