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Old 03-08-2015, 04:39 PM
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The 9000 limit is irrelevant if power peaks at 8250 and the gear ratios are fixed. You're already compromised and the difference will be inmperectible unless you were to drop right out of power band, whichI you won't.

On numbers - I spoke to guys at Geneva yesterday and think that no-one knows the final number, and that Porsche is keeping options open to demand. It's clear that this year will be very limited and that no dealer can meet demand or even close. It doesn't seem like definitely a short production window though. They were talking about cars being produced next (calendar) year.

All cars from May on will be MY16 designation, even in Europe which is normally different. So don't see Euro 5 as relevant.

My guess is capacity limited shortfall in numbers in 2015, then they will do PTS, more options etc in 2016 and will keep producing for a while, to help, but not to fully meet the demand.

In the UK, the 918 owners had to confirm yesterday if they were taking RS. If not, the dealer gets to reallocate. (However, if 918 customer does want to buy, but not from same dealer for whatever reason, they can transfer 'personal' allocation elsewhere.).

The Swiss dealers were saying that most 918 customers were not taking up allocations, but I think that's different elsewhere.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:16 PM
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Maybe we should start taking over/under bets on the number of cars. How many think 600 to 800, 800 to a thousand or over a thousand?

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Old 03-08-2015, 06:15 PM
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My dealer has said initial numbers are less than 500 but PMNA is trying for 600 units for US. I believe the rest will be pushed toward a GT4
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Originally Posted by Just in time View Post
Maybe we should start taking over/under bets on the umber of cars. How many think 600 to 800, 800 to a thousand or over a thousand?
If there is 1000 buyers there will be 1000 cars! Economy is good and Germany likes the new strong dollar. I don't blame them! I don't really understand why they wouldn't make as many as they can sell? Did they limit the number of RS for the 997 or was it just the bad economy that held sales back?
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Originally Posted by Just in time View Post
Maybe we should start taking over/under bets on the number of cars. How many think 600 to 800, 800 to a thousand or over a thousand?

You know where I stand- easily over 1000, hey 2016 RS PTS, that I would do if I was in the right slot!
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Originally Posted by SDGT3 View Post
My dealer has said initial numbers are less than 500 but PMNA is trying for 600 units for US. I believe the rest will be pushed toward a GT4
That doesn't make any sense. The sort of person wanting an RS isn't going to get a GT4. They are going to buy an R8, AMG GT S, 488, Huracan, or any other 200+k car. It would be foolish of Porsche to not build as many cars as there are buyers, and Porsche isn't foolish.
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Originally Posted by MayorAdamWest View Post
That doesn't make any sense. The sort of person wanting an RS isn't going to get a GT4. They are going to buy an R8, AMG GT S, 488, Huracan, or any other 200+k car. It would be foolish of Porsche to not build as many cars as there are buyers, and Porsche isn't foolish.
+1 Porsche is now VW and is a business that wants to maximize profit so why the hell would they limit production of a $200k US car when the euro is going below parity later on this year? You really think they care what collectors or the guys that buy the first ones want or would want them to do? Same goes for the GT4. I believe they limit the production this year and get a gauge of the demand and then ramp up production as we get into 2016. I'll stay patient and keep saving up to buy both the RS and the GT4 in PTS colors.
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Originally Posted by madmurdock View Post
Am I the only one who does not give a sheet about the 8800 vs 9000 redline? Power drops off after 8250 so what's the big deal?
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I would expect RS sales/production to be half of GT3 at around 1600 units WW and again would expect at least 50% of those to be sold to NA (800 units).
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After speaking to 3 dealers today, I was told by all 3 that they expect less than 700 GT3RS's coming to US. 1 of them told me that they will know by end of this month their allocation for this model.
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Originally Posted by CGT000 View Post
After speaking to 3 dealers today, I was told by all 3 that they expect less than 700 GT3RS's coming to US. 1 of them told me that they will know by end of this month their allocation for this model.
That doesn't seem unreasonable for the first model year. There is probably about half the market of the regular GT3. Still, I believe Porsche will build as many of these as there are customers. Otherwise they'd just be pissing away money.
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Originally Posted by CGT000 View Post
After speaking to 3 dealers today, I was told by all 3 that they expect less than 700 GT3RS's coming to US. 1 of them told me that they will know by end of this month their allocation for this model.
Have heard 725 from a couple of dealers, my dealer is at a meeting with PCNA today so might have more information this afternoon on allocations.
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Originally Posted by NateOZ View Post
Have heard 725 from a couple of dealers, my dealer is at a meeting with PCNA today so might have more information this afternoon on allocations.
Please do post any info you have from PCNA.
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I think that some are overestimating how much true demand will exist for a 200k spend on a 911. There is a natural limiter on production here because if Porsche built one for everyone that is a true buyer it will still be limited numbers. I am in the camp that they will build as many as there is demand for, which I wouldn't be surprised if it is about half the regular GT3s or even less
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Originally Posted by mrsullivan View Post
I think that some are overestimating how much true demand will exist for a 200k spend on a 911. There is a natural limiter on production here because if Porsche built one for everyone that is a true buyer it will still be limited numbers. I am in the camp that they will build as many as there is demand for, which I wouldn't be surprised if it is about half the regular GT3s or even less
How many GT3s were built and how many were sent to US?
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Originally Posted by CGT000 View Post
Please do post any info you have from PCNA.
Nevermind...didn't read your post correctly....I hate Mondays! BLAH.
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