Originally Posted by aus
I just dont understand how a tiny company like Porsche is able to offer low volume cars like the Boxster Spyder with a retuned engine, and a big company like BMW can't get their Performance seats certified in the US (or to even work with the Euro cars for that matter)? Or why they can't include the BBK in the ZCP?
Well, I think it costs a lot of money to certify safety equipment for the U.S., which is why Porsche doesn't offer the same seats as they do on the GT3 in the U.S. market as well. I believe side airbags are now required in all passenger cars.
The Boxster Spyder engine is retuned, just as you say. It's not a different displacement.
The BBK should have been included, though.