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    And some pics of the 918 in the wild.....

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    Fantastic pics!  Thanks for posting.  This is one vehicle that makes me suppress logic and actually want to go by a lottery ticket.  Just an incredible machine.


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    SportCarGroup:

    2015-Porsche-918-Spyder-side-in-motion-04.jpg

    Thanks agains SportsCarGroup! Love this picture so much! All of a sudden it looks light and nimble!


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    @ Whoopsy: thank you so much for all the great write-up and pictures - fantastic Smiley This must be very exciting times for you - enjoy it to the max Smiley

    I love the  very last picture of the pic series posted by SportcarGroup: beasty appearance of the 918 - reminds me of a dragon with the smoke coming out of the nostrils Smiley


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    Very nice! Any high-res pics of the 917/918/919 combo?


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    Beautiful photos. But that 919 is really ugly with that fin that reminds me of a moving billboard.


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    Sadly I can't seem to find a hi-res version of that photo I'm sorry!
    Though this one is a nice hi-res photo of the 918 :)


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    New version of 919 is quite nice!)


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    Any updated numbers on how many have been sold?


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    nberry:

    Any updated numbers on how many have been sold?

     

    There won't be hard numbers, best estimate is they are down to the last 200.

    Right now all new orders will be a Dec-Jan build slot and later. Taking away the August holiday that leaves about 30 weeks worth of production, they will make 4 a day so 20 cars a week, so that's about 600 cars already scheduled. 

    We also know Porsche built the special buyers cars first out of sequence, one source told me that number is about 100. Those orders were finished around mid March and the actual production for regular customers starts after.

    So when I was at the factory, #35 was just finished, #42 should be done by last Friday and adding the 100 before and 10 this week that means about 120-130 orders, taking into account some of the special ones could be within the initial 50 sequence numbers. 

    Roughly 720-740 cars sold then? 

    Close enough for you?

     


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    Some more pics from Jay Leno's garage (high res):

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    I am incredibly pissed at Porsche today. 

    Just hung up the phone with them, being notified that my car will be delayed a month.

    At least they are being very honest about the why, but since it's not public knowledge yet I don't think I will post what happened. 

    Maybe I will chalk it up as my run of bad luck.

    Kind of a mood killer the day before I leave for Phoenix with a bunch of friends for a week long golf trip.

     


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    Whoopsy will go public like this guy if Porsche mess things up with 918 production date again smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJjxeyC2W8s


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    Sorry to hear that Whoopsy.  I can understand that you must be livid!  Waiting for a car is tough.  Having another delay must be exasperating!

    It is good that they are being straightforward about it.

    Hope you can put it out of your mind as much as possible.

     


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    I never understood people "overselling" - but rather give customers a timeline which you can beat - hence create a positive experience once you tell them yr car will be "early" or for that matter anything else too. I have seen this many times where people make promises (not only cars) and then have to disappoint - where are the times when people played "low profile" and then exceeded the expecations ? If you buy something for a million bucks I want positive news. simple ! (still a great car to wait for indecision


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    Whoopsy,

    is it a technical issue with the 918, or maybe the mechanics have hard work on the GT3 engine line? indecision


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    Boyko23:

    Whoopsy,

    is it a technical issue with the 918, or maybe the mechanics have hard work on the GT3 engine line? indecision

     

    Not about the engine builders, it's something Porsche didn't anticipate. 

     


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    Whoopsy:
    nberry:

    Any updated numbers on how many have been sold?

     

    There won't be hard numbers, best estimate is they are down to the last 200.

    Right now all new orders will be a Dec-Jan build slot and later. Taking away the August holiday that leaves about 30 weeks worth of production, they will make 4 a day so 20 cars a week, so that's about 600 cars already scheduled. 

    We also know Porsche built the special buyers cars first out of sequence, one source told me that number is about 100. Those orders were finished around mid March and the actual production for regular customers starts after.

    So when I was at the factory, #35 was just finished, #42 should be done by last Friday and adding the 100 before and 10 this week that means about 120-130 orders, taking into account some of the special ones could be within the initial 50 sequence numbers. 

    Roughly 720-740 cars sold then? 

    Close enough for you?

     

    Thanks for the update. If they don't sell them all do you believe it will have an impact on resale value like it did with the CGT? I believe Porsche subsidized several CGT in Europe to meet their production goal and help stabilize resale values. 


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    Are you expecting to pick one up on the cheap???


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    bridggar:

    Are you expecting to pick one up on the cheap???

    Never know until see prices. But yes would consider. I have a deposit on a 960 and a value comparison needs to be made.


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    nberry:
    bridggar:

    Are you expecting to pick one up on the cheap???

    Never know until see prices. But yes would consider. I have a deposit on a 960 and a value comparison needs to be made.

    I can't imagine any scenario in which the 960 wouldn't be a better deal, unless they really change the plans in some unfortunate way.  My guess is the 960 will be gasoline-only twin-turbo Flat-8 based on the 9A1 block with 600-700hp, AWD, and cost less than $300k.  Seems like much more than 1/3 the car than the 918 is.


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    Grant:
    nberry:
    bridggar:

    Are you expecting to pick one up on the cheap???

    Never know until see prices. But yes would consider. I have a deposit on a 960 and a value comparison needs to be made.

    I can't imagine any scenario in which the 960 wouldn't be a better deal, unless they really change the plans in some unfortunate way.  My guess is the 960 will be gasoline-only twin-turbo Flat-8 based on the 9A1 block with 600-700hp, AWD, and cost less than $300k.  Seems like much more than 1/3 the car than the 918 is.


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    Hope you are right. Was at the dealer today and in the past they were skeptical about the 960 but they now are fairly confident it will happen. I think we are looking at the earliest 2017 model announced 2016.


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    Grant:

    nberry:


    bridggar:


    Are you expecting to pick one up on the cheap???




    Never know until see prices. But yes would consider. I have a deposit on a 960 and a value comparison needs to be made.




    I can't imagine any scenario in which the 960 wouldn't be a better deal, unless they really change the plans in some unfortunate way.  My guess is the 960 will be gasoline-only twin-turbo Flat-8 based on the 9A1 block with 600-700hp, AWD, and cost less than $300k.  Seems like much more than 1/3 the car than the 918 is.





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    Was there any official confirmation that 960 will be built?


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    FlatSix911:

    Very nice! Any high-res pics of the 917/918/919 combo?

    Enjoy Smiley Click to enlarge

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