718 GT4 UK Allocations

718 GT4 UK Allocations

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GameofCars

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850 posts

86 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Hi Folks,

Apologies if this topic has already been covered previously. I have been away for awhile.

Does anyone know even roughly what the UK allocations are for the 718 GT4? I previously had a 981 Spyder from new which I absolutely loved - had it for just over a year - it was my daily & did some nice road trips. When I came to sell I even made a tiny bit on it. I have been offered a 718 GT4 allocation. This for me would be a massive purchase. I would like to have some fun for maybe a couple of years but don't want to be rinsed when I come to sell. I know we all don't have a crystal ball but i did hear that for this GT4 iteration there were going be much higher numbers. Cheers

Porsche911R

21,146 posts

242 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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2 years use at 8k miles say a £15k loss as apart ex. less if you spec clever and sell private.
that's a cash sale of course, finance add another £15k loss in interest.

Cheib

21,286 posts

152 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Some people may say this is too harsh but personally I’d go into it thinking it will cost you between £20k and £30k to own it. I think cars are already available at list so that implies owners are getting something like £5k less than they paid if they are selling SoR.

According to howmanyleft there were 240 in the country at the end of Q1 with just under 200 Spyder’s. So between the two of them a healthy amount already. With the 981 I think it was roughly 600 GT4’s and 200 Spyder’s so I think it’s a fair assumption that volumes will be increased on that.

If you can afford it go for it !

v8ksn

4,706 posts

161 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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GameofCars said:
Hi Folks,

Apologies if this topic has already been covered previously. I have been away for awhile.

Does anyone know even roughly what the UK allocations are for the 718 GT4? I previously had a 981 Spyder from new which I absolutely loved - had it for just over a year - it was my daily & did some nice road trips. When I came to sell I even made a tiny bit on it. I have been offered a 718 GT4 allocation. This for me would be a massive purchase. I would like to have some fun for maybe a couple of years but don't want to be rinsed when I come to sell. I know we all don't have a crystal ball but i did hear that for this GT4 iteration there were going be much higher numbers. Cheers
The old 981 GT4 can now be bought for around £65-70k (list was £65k)
When they came out you could not get one for love nor money and they were selling for around £110-120k which was silly

The new 718 GT4 can now be bought for around £85-100k (list price £76k)
Judging by a few posts on here, a new one is available if you ring around.


Make of that what you will.

Twinfan

9,202 posts

81 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Buy it, drive it, expect to lose plenty of money. If you don't, it's a bonus.

That's always my approach.

finmac

1,105 posts

215 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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v8ksn said:
GameofCars said:
Hi Folks,

Apologies if this topic has already been covered previously. I have been away for awhile.

Does anyone know even roughly what the UK allocations are for the 718 GT4? I previously had a 981 Spyder from new which I absolutely loved - had it for just over a year - it was my daily & did some nice road trips. When I came to sell I even made a tiny bit on it. I have been offered a 718 GT4 allocation. This for me would be a massive purchase. I would like to have some fun for maybe a couple of years but don't want to be rinsed when I come to sell. I know we all don't have a crystal ball but i did hear that for this GT4 iteration there were going be much higher numbers. Cheers
The old 981 GT4 can now be bought for around £65-70k (list was £65k)
When they came out you could not get one for love nor money and they were selling for around £110-120k which was silly

The new 718 GT4 can now be bought for around £85-100k (list price £76k)
Judging by a few posts on here, a new one is available if you ring around.


Make of that what you will.
Having called many dealers over the past few weeks I wouldn’t say a slot for a new one is either easily or readily available (unless you have the much discussed “relationship” with the dealer). All but one dealer met my request with disdain really but saying that I managed to get the one offer Of a car which I’ve taken but there were a fair few other factors Involved in this all of which conspired to leave me in the right place at the right time.

Re values, of course you will lose some money on one but I suspect it will likely be a lot
Less than almost all other Similar performance cars new cars out there. Me, I’m going to spec mine for myself and drive it a lot/enjoy every mile. Will decide in a few years Whether to keep longer term or trade against another new GT car.

MannyLon

1,419 posts

183 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Most cars lead to being rinsed at the other end unless you’re buying extremely limited production. If you keep the car long term then it’s not as bad.

Rojibo

1,555 posts

54 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Where else can you buy a 4 litre, N/A, manual, mid engined sports car these days? Stuff like this just doesn’t get built anymore.

Who knows, in a few years it may be even more difficult to buy something like this, if not impossible. It’s still pretty hard to get one now, I don’t think you’d have much luck just ringing round.

MannyLon

1,419 posts

183 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Rojibo said:
Where else can you buy a 4 litre, N/A, manual, mid engined sports car these days? Stuff like this just doesn’t get built anymore.

Who knows, in a few years it may be even more difficult to buy something like this, if not impossible. It’s still pretty hard to get one now, I don’t think you’d have much luck just ringing round.
Yes, agreed. BMW have given up by going turbo, merc don’t appeal so that just leaves the Italians smile

Purple Man

153 posts

50 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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If you do not want your allocation, I would like it!
GT silver, buckets, PCCB brakes and a few other bits will equal a very special car!

cc3

893 posts

93 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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My dealer has had one in the showroom for 2 months. 1000 miles. Just cut the price to try to shift it.

diffstar

400 posts

170 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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cc3 said:
My dealer has had one in the showroom for 2 months. 1000 miles. Just cut the price to try to shift it.
But how much above OTR list price is it?

EvoSid

1,061 posts

40 months

Saturday 8th August 2020
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Why is the new GT4 so easily available at OPC and more importantly why they not selling de well
I fancy one but would prefer one with PDK if posdible . Any news on if this will be made or not ?

Porsche911R

21,146 posts

242 months

Saturday 8th August 2020
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EvoSid said:
Why is the new GT4 so easily available at OPC and more importantly why they not selling de well
I fancy one but would prefer one with PDK if posdible . Any news on if this will be made or not ?
Yep all coming in PDK.
They are selling ok, but the VIP have all pulled out knowing they dont't sell at overs, hence all the cancelled orders.

It’s not a cheap car now, and if you have a bit more a 2nd hand GT3 is a far better buy.

MannyLon

1,419 posts

183 months

Saturday 8th August 2020
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Porsche911R said:
Yep all coming in PDK.
They are selling ok, but the VIP have all pulled out knowing they dont't sell at overs, hence all the cancelled orders.

It’s not a cheap car now, and if you have a bit more a 2nd hand GT3 is a far better buy.
GT3, engine in the wrong placesmile

EvoSid

1,061 posts

40 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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Porsche911R said:
Yep all coming in PDK.
They are selling ok, but the VIP have all pulled out knowing they dont't sell at overs, hence all the cancelled orders.

It’s not a cheap car now, and if you have a bit more a 2nd hand GT3 is a far better buy.
And there's the dilemma, a new GT4 or a used GT3
What age of Gt3 would you get for £90K? Say 2014 , 2015? If you are looking t that age of car would a 2016 GT4 not be a better buy
For me the GT3 is a lovely lovely car but probably to fast and too big for the roads I like to thrash around in. But if it it had rear seats then it could be a fantastic car as you could use it occasionally as a family car and take the kids with you. But I guess a 4 seater would not look good at the track so hence the 2 seat layout. If that is the case then surely just get the GT4 nd use the £25-30K saving on some epic track days

TDT

3,544 posts

96 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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It's not a dilemma as you can't cross shop if you don't have budget for 125/130K, at the time of asking.

If you do have £125/130K - the only option is a 991.2 GT3 IMO. You can buy it, No mods required, drive the wheels off it.

90-100K is 991.1 GT3 territory... but I'd personally skip this (not knocking the car - just my opinion, and save more and to down to the next level...)

Up to 90K - the safe choice is the 718 GT4

Up to 70K - 981 GT4

v8ksn

4,706 posts

161 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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TDT said:
Up to 70K - 981 GT4
A better option would be the 718 4.0 I think.

Just my opinion though smile

Twinfan

9,202 posts

81 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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TDT said:
It's not a dilemma as you can't cross shop if you don't have budget for 125/130K, at the time of asking.

If you do have £125/130K - the only option is a 991.2 GT3 IMO. You can buy it, No mods required, drive the wheels off it.

90-100K is 991.1 GT3 territory... but I'd personally skip this (not knocking the car - just my opinion, and save more and to down to the next level...)

Up to 90K - the safe choice is the 718 GT4

Up to 70K - 981 GT4
100% this. I went for a 718 GT4 as I prefer the Cayman to the 911, and new cars, so for £90k-ish for a brand new car specced by me was what I wanted. It's an extra £40k-ish or 50% more for a 991.2 GT3 - a not insignificant increase.

People aren't really cross shopping the 718 GT4 and the 991.2 GT3. If you can afford the GT3, that's what most people will buy.

TDT

3,544 posts

96 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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v8ksn said:
TDT said:
Up to 70K - 981 GT4
A better option would be the 718 4.0 I think.

Just my opinion though smile
4.0 GTS?..
It depends what for i guess... for pure road or as a daily yes.
As a track tool... a GT car wins every time.