Porsche 986 Boxster SOUL Spec Race Exhaust


Upgrade your 986 Spec Boxster with a properly engineered, race bred system built around maximum durability, lightness, and performance.

Fits all Porsche 986 Boxster vehicles with manual transmission (1997-2004)
+  Weighs 24.8 lbs / 11.2 kg less than factory exhaust components (14.7 lbs vs 39.5 lbs)
+  Designed and built in-house at our Willow Grove, PA facility
+  All Soul Performance Products are backed by a renowned Lifetime Warranty for both street and track use

SKU: POR.986.RE Categories: , ,


DEVELOPMENT:  Several Spec racing teams and shops including our development partner, Brandywine Motorwerks, have been seeking an exhaust solution that is durable enough for racing use as existing systems on the market and DIY solutions have been known to fail. We set out to build the most durable system possible while being cost effective and minding weight. A lack of resonance damping in a 986 exhaust system for competition use can cause metal fatigue in the factory headers, resulting in cracking. We crafted bespoke, adjustable brackets to mount the exhaust to the transmission to match movement of the drivetrain to the exhaust opposed to hard mounting to the body. Silicone dampers are also included as part of the brackets to help absorb vibrations. Clamps are not welded to the piping to prevent fatigue and provide easy / efficient replacement – the only welds in the entire system are in the flanges to the headers and every weld is back purged for maximum weld strength and durability. The brackets are adjustable for the best possible fitment and the rear pipes are easily replaced in the event of collision damage. 2″ straight piping keeps exhaust velocity high and weight down. Sound attenuating components like resonators are decidedly absent to reduce weight and complexity as PCA Club Races are not hosted on sound limited days. Should decibel limits be considered for other competition series or HPDE events on sound restricted tracks, alternative solutions can be used. The end result is a race bred system that will hold up to the stresses of racing and last until you podium – and beyond.


CONSTRUCTION:  Each system is made in-house by our fabrication team from mandrel bent .065″ wall, 2″ diameter T304L stainless steel tubing and laser cut brackets. All welds are back purged for increased longevity under the most extreme conditions.

BOLT ON AND GO:  Each exhaust component is rigorously quality-checked, tested in a fixture to ensure perfect fitment, and then foam packed to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. New high grade hardware is included.

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT?:   This race exhaust will trigger a check engine light due to removal of factory catalytic converters and deletion of the secondary o2 sensors. If this is bothersome, some race shops servicing SPB cars recommend turning off the CEL via removal of the CEL bulb. 

LIFETIME WARRANTY:  Enjoy your SOUL exhaust components with confidence on both the street and track as they are covered by our Lifetime Warranty! Our team will quickly work with you to resolve any issues or answer any questions that you may have.

+  This exhaust is not CARB certified and may not be legal for use on emissions controlled vehicles; intended for closed course competition use only



  1. Dan Judge

    The 986 race exhaust is well made, easy to install and stronger than others. This exhaust system has a sound that can be picked out of the pack of other Boxsters that you’re racing with. This is the best sounding straight pipe system that I have heard on any spec Boxster. In racing contact sometimes happens and this exhaust is constructed with that in mind. Brackets and components are replaceable should they break, Soul Performance is ready with the design and the post install support you need. Sure you can build something and run a cheaper system, but why when there is something far better.

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