The Porsche Boxster is a two seater, mid engine sports car. They already come from the factory setup as a very sporty and reliable ride but this one was made to stand out. Alvin Balahadia has been a huge supporter of us since we started Vegas Automotive Magazine. We realized we needed another feature for this issue and what felt like destiny Alvin hit us up right then and was able to meet same day. It never works out like that! Alvin is a veteran with 12 years of active duty under his belt, and is married to his wife Cristina and they have 4 kids together. Originally from Los Angeles Alvin is a car guy through and through. Having been in the import scene since 1994 in Los Angeles, he knows his way around a car show. His past cars include a 1988 Honda CRX, 1995 Acura Integra GSR, 2002 Subaru WRX, 2002 Mercedes C240, and a 2013 Kia Optima K5. The piece de resistance is his 2014 Porsche Boxster.
In March 2018 he picked up his 2.7L F-6, 300 hp Boxster after a near death experience, he went looking for a couple luxury cars but nothing seemed to take hold until they pulled up in this ride at Porsche Gaudin Las Vegas. It was in perfect condition and certified used. The Porsche’s style is unique, Alvin told us he wanted to put a 90’s vibe on a modern car. There is something special on this car from tip to tail including Alvin’s two favorite parts, a Nintendo switch, and a koi pond in the trunk! Ride height is adjusted on the stock Porsche Active Suspension Management system. The wheels are swapped from a Carrera S and are running Eagle F1 Supercar tires. Exterior mods include one-off canards, splitter, skirts, and rear diffuser. Custom graphics cover the entire car for an eye-catching look and a Rennline tow hook with a GoPro adapter. Inside is filled with LEDs, the Nintendo Switch and koi pond previously mentioned, and custom Deliteron floor mats. The Braum seats, Planted Technology seat brackets, Sabelt racing harnesses, and Agency Power harness bar are made for a Cayman and had to be modified to fit his car. The audio system is powered by a Kenwood deck that supports a car full of JL Audio speakers. As for the engine Alvin kept it pretty simple with K&N Filters, Fabspeed headers, and a Borla exhaust.
His original plans were to track the car but he changed his mind for a show car instead, and wants to drag his B20 swapped Integra. Like most projects it is never done and ever changing and could be completely different in no time at all. Recently he won hottest trunk at Hot Import Nights and is hungry for more awards. You can find Alvin hunting for hole in the wall restaurants or turning heads at the meets and shows.