The founder of RH, Scott Mann, uses this 400-horsepower beast as a daily driver. Mann decided to do the swap when the factory 2.7L H6 suffered an intermediate shaft bearing failure. While it would’ve been easier and cheaper to simply repair the the damaged motor, we can’t say we blame Mann for opting to swap in an LS. Sure, it might make purists cringe, but we admire it. Why? Well, now you have the handling and refinement of a Porsche, with the reliability and power of an LS – it’s the best of both worlds.
Mann allowed Autoweek to take the Boxster for a spin, and they were impressed to say the least. They were able to spin the tires in fourth thanks to the added power, and they were happy to report that the rest of ride was very much still a Porsche. It was said that nearly everyone component used was a factory Porsche or GM part, with the exception of the stiff, custom clutch. Mann was even able to get the factory Porsche gauge cluster to work with the new hardware.
Based off of what we’ve seen so far from RH, and the fact that Mann is confident enough in his work to utilize the Boxster S as a daily driver, we’d say this is definitely a shop to consider for custom work.