With the abundance of coverage from the recent US media launch of the 2013 Porsche Boxster we were all exposed to the various historic liveries Porsche used to promote the Boxster's racing heritage. Now, just this week, Porsche announced that the new 918 will be available with a historic Martini Racing Livery option.
As I'm sure most of you know, these liveries are not actually painted onto the Porsches. They are "wrapped" using material similar to the clear bra on your Porsche. Obviously, instead of being clear, they are colored to match a specific pattern. In fact, this same method is what is used to create the "murdered out Porsche" look that was so popular a few years ago.
We asked Auto Super Shield (the folks who did the paint protection film on our Porsche Cayenne) what it would cost to completely wrap a Porsche. The price can vary depending on size (911 or Cayenne) and the material you want to use, but an average wrap for a 911 should run you somewhere between $3000 and $5000. This is significantly less that what a quality paint job would cost. Even better, if you did completely wrap your Porsche the original paint is now protected as the whole car is wearing a "bra".
So, I ask you, should Porsche offer historic racing livery options on the Boxster and other sports car models? Let me know what you think!