The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

The new 718 Gt4/Spyder are here!

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finmac

895 posts

205 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Twinfan said:
MannyLon said:
Probably bit longer as orders for 2022 have been taken.
Are they actual build slots though, or just prospective orders? I guess the current delays could have pushed planned production dates out but Porsche don't normally allocate build slots >6 months in advance.
My OPC told me weeks ago they had stopped taking any orders for Spyder or GT4. They get so few slots anyway and production stopping in the not too distant future apparently.

Gio G

2,753 posts

176 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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av185 said:
My November 2020 GT4 is subject to a recall for a 'screw securing a front side member' to be retightened due to possibly incorrect torquing at the factory when built. Minor item half hours OPC labour will be dealt with next week when it comes off sorn.
I had this recall pop up on my Porsche Connect app, so booked it in for a few weeks time. Is it a 30 minute job? I also need the dealer to turn on the services for the app, which make sense from a security perspective..

G

neilf

639 posts

78 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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finmac said:
My OPC told me weeks ago they had stopped taking any orders for Spyder or GT4. They get so few slots anyway and production stopping in the not too distant future apparently.
Similar to my experience. Two separate OPCs told me they were no longer taking GT4 orders. I got lucky and fell on a cancelled order.

MrChips

3,170 posts

177 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Production should continue well into 2022, they’ve got to build the gt4rs and rumoured SpyderRS too.

Part of my is shying away from going for pts in case it risks not getting built though... the semi conductor and parts shortages do mean that Porsche may have to change their original plans.

L.Len

210 posts

6 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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I was offered a crayon gt4 pdk today by an opc. Cancelled order

Twinfan

8,265 posts

71 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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MrChips said:
Production should continue well into 2022, they’ve got to build the gt4rs and rumoured SpyderRS too.
IIRC Porsche don't tend to build the RS variants in parallel to the cooking versions, so they could be coming to the end of current GT4/Spyder production...

TDT

3,009 posts

86 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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L.Len said:
I was offered a crayon gt4 pdk today by an opc. Cancelled order
You taking it?

L.Len

210 posts

6 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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TDT said:
You taking it?
No

davidc1

1,208 posts

129 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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If made, What will the rs gt4/spyder be like?. Another 20bhp and aero , suspension changes. Centrelocks?

Twinfan

8,265 posts

71 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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davidc1 said:
If made, What will the rs gt4/spyder be like?. Another 20bhp and aero , suspension changes. Centrelocks?
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Edited by Twinfan on Wednesday 2nd June 22:12

av185

13,747 posts

94 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Gio G said:
av185 said:
My November 2020 GT4 is subject to a recall for a 'screw securing a front side member' to be retightened due to possibly incorrect torquing at the factory when built. Minor item half hours OPC labour will be dealt with next week when it comes off sorn.
I had this recall pop up on my Porsche Connect app, so booked it in for a few weeks time. Is it a 30 minute job? I also need the dealer to turn on the services for the app, which make sense from a security perspective..

G
Yes according to the letter 30 mins is the time allocated from Porsche GB for my OPC to undertake the work. It also refers to the fact that not all this batch of cars are affected.

gunner

690 posts

197 months

Thursday 3rd June
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L.Len, can I please ask, was it physical and ready to go?

Budweiser

941 posts

151 months

Thursday 3rd June
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My OPC was confident GT4 production would end this Sept. confused

Gio G

2,753 posts

176 months

Thursday 3rd June
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av185 said:
Yes according to the letter 30 mins is the time allocated from Porsche GB for my OPC to undertake the work. It also refers to the fact that not all this batch of cars are affected.
Thanks!

G

daro911

751 posts

219 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Budweiser said:
My OPC was confident GT4 production would end this Sept. confused
If he is correct that would mean all orders are now locked in already so how does anyone get the new hot colours! Python & Shark confused

Twinfan

8,265 posts

71 months

Thursday 3rd June
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I think we'll find out soon enough if the confirmed allocations dry up and/or the GT4RS is launched (currently expected October-ish I think?). If production is ending around that time then allocations would end approximately 3 months before, so around July/August time.

It would be unusual to end a model just the model year starts, but with all the delays the usual system is probably well out of the window!

Twinfan

8,265 posts

71 months

Thursday 3rd June
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daro911 said:
If he is correct that would mean all orders are now locked in already so how does anyone get the new hot colours! Python & Shark confused
Spec freeze is usually 2 months prior to build, allocation a few weeks before that, so there's been time to get those colours. Python's been around for a little while now but Shark is pretty new. A Shark/PDK combo will likely be pretty rare.

av185

13,747 posts

94 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Gio G said:
av185 said:
Yes according to the letter 30 mins is the time allocated from Porsche GB for my OPC to undertake the work. It also refers to the fact that not all this batch of cars are affected.
Thanks!

G
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Porsche guy

3,140 posts

194 months

Thursday 3rd June
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daro911 said:
Budweiser said:
My OPC was confident GT4 production would end this Sept. confused
If he is correct that would mean all orders are now locked in already so how does anyone get the new hot colours! Python & Shark confused
Mine isn't locked yet..banghead

ultimateporka

89 posts

113 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Porsche guy said:
Mine isn't locked yet..banghead
Long as you have a 'B' number and a freeze date in the next 5-6 weeks you'll be fine. My freeze date is 5th July and the OPC seems confident that production will continue well into Q3 of this year.