991 Speedster

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PantsFire

450 posts

21 months

Sunday 12th May
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Seems to me the Speedster volume & pricing is Porsche trying to reduce the number of flipped cars by making it harder for flippers to make a profit. But while the price might sting it is the very last car of the 991 generation, arguably Porsche's most successful period as a company. To those that get an allocation I say congratulations.

Sandy59

2,183 posts

152 months

Sunday 12th May
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Cheib said:
Porsche have thought of that...can’t order LED’s wit Heritage pack...even the silver one’s!
Works on the UK configurator ??


franki68

6,533 posts

162 months

Sunday 12th May
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Another 911r ? Expect Porsche to release a gt3 speedster 992.


Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Sunday 12th May
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Sandy59 said:
Cheib said:
Porsche have thought of that...can’t order LED’s wit Heritage pack...even the silver one’s!
Works on the UK configurator ??

I must have got that wrong then. The black headlights definitely don’t work though...

Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Sunday 12th May
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PantsFire said:
Seems to me the Speedster volume & pricing is Porsche trying to reduce the number of flipped cars by making it harder for flippers to make a profit. But while the price might sting it is the very last car of the 991 generation, arguably Porsche's most successful period as a company. To those that get an allocation I say congratulations.
The first cars will go for silly premiums but when you look at the 911 R being somewhere in the £300k to £340k area but with just under half the production run you would imagine that’s the area Speedster’s will settle. So just the £70k profit!

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Geoffrey 321

220 posts

7 months

Sunday 12th May
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PantsFire said:
Seems to me the Speedster volume & pricing is Porsche trying to reduce the number of flipped cars by making it harder for flippers to make a profit. But while the price might sting it is the very last car of the 991 generation, arguably Porsche's most successful period as a company.
+1 Porsche have massively underpriced their 'halo' cars to long

Taffy66

2,361 posts

43 months

Sunday 12th May
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Cheib said:
The first cars will go for silly premiums but when you look at the 911 R being somewhere in the £300k to £340k area but with just under half the production run you would imagine that’s the area Speedster’s will settle. So just the £70k profit!
Taking into account that the 911R's original list price was £136,901 excluding options, and a relative bargain, then up to £340K is well in excess of twice that. A lot of people underestimate the allure of a 510PS NA 4L, 6 speed manual and a CF top.On a nice sunny day like today its my Spyder i'll take out over the GT3...Just imagine a combination of those two cars..!
I realise i've just contradicted my previous post but today eating my Sunday lunch in the sun the thought of going for a drive in my imaginary Speedster is all of a sudden very appealing.
I enjoy just cruising along in my Spyder if i feel like it, but in the GT3 i want to drive like a hooligan..I think the Speedster could offer the best of both worlds.
Note to myself to phone my OPC first thing tomorrow to demand they give me one of their two Speedsters..If they don't succumb to my request then i'll threaten to cancel my RS.biggrin

throt

1,915 posts

111 months

Sunday 12th May
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Taffy,
How many 3RS’s did your OPC get, on the second run?..
Just curious.Tia.

Dr S

4,287 posts

167 months

Sunday 12th May
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If I got an allocation I'd surely have one. Looks fantastic - although greedy me would want PTS again even nor being sure about which colour to go for. Not convinced of the Heritage Pack (yet).

Taffy66

2,361 posts

43 months

Sunday 12th May
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throt said:
Taffy,
How many 3RS’s did your OPC get, on the second run?..
Just curious.Tia.
AFAIK they had three RSs in the second run..All of them are currently Black WP cars.

Juno

3,255 posts

190 months

Sunday 12th May
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Taffy66 said:
Cheib said:
The first cars will go for silly premiums but when you look at the 911 R being somewhere in the £300k to £340k area but with just under half the production run you would imagine that’s the area Speedster’s will settle. So just the £70k profit!
Taking into account that the 911R's original list price was £136,901 excluding options, and a relative bargain, then up to £340K is well in excess of twice that. A lot of people underestimate the allure of a 510PS NA 4L, 6 speed manual and a CF top.On a nice sunny day like today its my Spyder i'll take out over the GT3...Just imagine a combination of those two cars..!
I realise i've just contradicted my previous post but today eating my Sunday lunch in the sun the thought of going for a drive in my imaginary Speedster is all of a sudden very appealing.
I enjoy just cruising along in my Spyder if i feel like it, but in the GT3 i want to drive like a hooligan..I think the Speedster could offer the best of both worlds.
Note to myself to phone my OPC first thing tomorrow to demand they give me one of their two Speedsters..If they don't succumb to my request then i'll threaten to cancel my RS.biggrin
Go on Taffy you give it to them,let us know how you get on laugh

Davislove

2,149 posts

187 months

Sunday 12th May
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These make so much more sense with the gt3 powertrain. Looks beautiful in the heritage livery.

Nearly 2000 examples seems a lot to me though.

Dr S

4,287 posts

167 months

Sunday 12th May
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Salmon (aka Lava) looks to my eyes pretty good on the Speedster: PKIAIMC8

Geoffrey 321

220 posts

7 months

Sunday 12th May
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Taffy66 said:
throt said:
Taffy,
How many 3RS’s did your OPC get, on the second run?..
Just curious.Tia.
AFAIK they had three RSs in the second run..All of them are currently Black WP cars.
Looks like 3 cars is the OPC average

Taffy66

2,361 posts

43 months

Sunday 12th May
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Geoffrey 321 said:
Looks like 3 cars is the OPC average
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..

Sandy59

2,183 posts

152 months

Sunday 12th May
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Taffy66 said:
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..
Anyone know how many Speedsters for the UK ??

Geoffrey 321

220 posts

7 months

Sunday 12th May
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Taffy66 said:
Geoffrey 321 said:
Looks like 3 cars is the OPC average
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..
No, as far as I'm aware you're spot on 2 cars for smaller OPC's
and 3 for larger however the production numbers were cut back for the 2nd run because they were originally going to be greater than that!

Not sure about the narrow production window though. my info is that builds are spread out over 3+ months--but who knows?

Dr S

4,287 posts

167 months

Monday 13th May
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Sandy59 said:
Taffy66 said:
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..
Anyone know how many Speedsters for the UK ??
No sure about the UK but according to my dealer 1000 are supposed to go to the US alone

MartinRS2K

554 posts

60 months

Monday 13th May
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Sandy59 said:
Taffy66 said:
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..
Anyone know how many Speedsters for the UK ??
Doesn't the UK usually get 10% of Worldwide production?

In that case it should be 190-200 between 40+ OPC's? So for big dealers maybe 6-7 and smaller dealers 2-3 or is that optomistic?

Porsche911R

16,494 posts

206 months

Monday 13th May
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Taffy66 said:
My OPC is one of the largest and most successful OPCs in the UK and normally get a higher than average allocations of halo models..I'd expect some smaller OPCs to only get two second batch RSs at the most...IIRC circa 100 second batch RSs are coming to the UK in a very narrow production window..
If i'm wrong on this statistic i'm happy to be corrected..
circa 180 RS in the UK over all LEEDS seem to get the Most, but Leicester also does very well after the Porsche owned ones.

60 1st batch
40 2nd and PTS
80 3rd

A rough number btw as more seem to always happen, And the 1st batch I forget the real number but it must have been circa 60 odd.