718 GT4 UK Allocations

718 GT4 UK Allocations

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SpyderMatt

145 posts

195 months

Saturday 7th May
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Soooo nearly there…OPC advises there has been a bigger than normal import of GT cars on the last shipment and there’s now a backlog at Reading …
Pick up now next Sat vs yesterday

On the upside had a 90 min session at Silverstone today. Great fun and value, short bendy tracks, superb in a manual, auto blip Cayman. Instructor says I’m “actually not bad” which I take as a compliment smile





Edited by SpyderMatt on Saturday 7th May 20:06

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Saturday 7th May
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I had my PEC Silverstone drive today. My first ever drive in a Porsche. It was a fantastic experience, with spot on guidance and coaching from Keith. I was far faster at the end of the day, and still barely scratching the surface of what the car could do.

After the session, no desire to change my spec, which has limited options. Good job, as it's already locked.

Sounds corny but for someone who's dream it's been to own a Porsche it was fantastic. Roll on delivery now! Hopefully late July or August.

Porsche guy

3,408 posts

204 months

Sunday 8th May
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Now then Bruce said:
I had my PEC Silverstone drive today. My first ever drive in a Porsche. It was a fantastic experience, with spot on guidance and coaching from Keith. I was far faster at the end of the day, and still barely scratching the surface of what the car could do.

Sounds corny but for someone who's dream it's been to own a Porsche it was fantastic.
Wow, a GT4 with no prior purchasing history, I'm sure there would be many pi**ed off regular customers at your dealership if they knew.

northernmedia

1,784 posts

115 months

Monday 9th May
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I'll also be a first time customer.
Deposit down late last summer.
MY23 august build slot with PCCB's.

ChrisW.

4,504 posts

232 months

Monday 9th May
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I'm sure that some people are lucky.

Dealers vary ...

And maybe complaining is frowned upon ?

It is as it is.

Good luck to those who are lucky smile

Twinfan

9,211 posts

81 months

Monday 9th May
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kmpowell said:
As an aside, I see PTS selection on the configurator now allows you to pick & show the colours on the car.
And in my opinion, what a bunch of completely unispiring colours you get charged £7k for! They all look dull as dishwater to me, or very similar to existing cheaper offerings in the standard palette.

I could maybe get the appeal for one on a comfort spec GT3 Touring if you really like the colour and want to stay stealthy, but on a winged GT3 or GT4?

kmpowell

2,310 posts

205 months

Monday 9th May
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Twinfan said:
kmpowell said:
As an aside, I see PTS selection on the configurator now allows you to pick & show the colours on the car.
And in my opinion, what a bunch of completely unispiring colours you get charged £7k for! They all look dull as dishwater to me, or very similar to existing cheaper offerings in the standard palette.

I could maybe get the appeal for one on a comfort spec GT3 Touring if you really like the colour and want to stay stealthy, but on a winged GT3 or GT4?
Not sure I agree totally, there are lots of bright/loud colours on PTS, they just don't render very well on the configurator. A fun car IMO deserves a fun colour, (hence why I've gone for Python). I read a lot on Rennlist and a guy recently took delivery of his Pastal Orange GT4, it looks lovely... https://rennlist.com/forums/718-gts-4-0-gt4-gt4rs-...

The problem with PTS as I see it is, in the most (not everyone!), in this country PTS is a fashion thing rather than an individual thing. Right now everybody appears to be obsessed with Dark Greens or Dark Purples, so everyone currently ordering PTS are in fact just copying each other rather than exploiting the whole available palette. In the US they are far more adventurous, a chap on Rennlist has just ordered a Mint Green GT4. smile



Edited by kmpowell on Monday 9th May 17:46

GRD_72

90 posts

36 months

Monday 9th May
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Porsche guy said:
Wow, a GT4 with no prior purchasing history, I'm sure there would be many pi**ed off regular customers at your dealership if they knew.
I was also a first time customer at the OPC, deposit paid Oct '20, delivery Feb '22. If you don't ask......

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Monday 9th May
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northernmedia said:
I'll also be a first time customer.
Deposit down late last summer.
MY23 august build slot with PCCB's.
There are clearly a few of us! Perseverance and often pay dividends!
Hope you get your car on time and enjoy it.

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Monday 9th May
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ChrisW. said:
I'm sure that some people are lucky.

Dealers vary ...

And maybe complaining is frowned upon ?

It is as it is.

Good luck to those who are lucky smile
Agreed!

kmpowell

2,310 posts

205 months

Monday 9th May
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Now then Bruce said:
northernmedia said:
I'll also be a first time customer.
Deposit down late last summer.
MY23 august build slot with PCCB's.
There are clearly a few of us! Perseverance and often pay dividends!
Hope you get your car on time and enjoy it.
Me also! First time Porsche customer here, who spent a day last summer ringing round dealers trying to order a GT4, and each time I was courteous/polite. It paid off and I eventually found a dealer who was nice, reasonable and who accepted my order without any run-around. Deposit placed, build slot allocated in Dec, spec locked end of Jan.... now in limbo waiting for it to arrive.

These dealers do exist, but they do seem few & far between. I think a lot of it is down to the attitude you have when you first approach them.

Edited by kmpowell on Monday 9th May 18:26

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Monday 9th May
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kmpowell said:
Me also! First time Porsche customer here, who spent a day last summer ringing round dealers trying to order a GT4, and each time I was courteous/ polite. It paid of and I eventually found a dealer who was nice, reasonable and who accepted my order without any run-around. Deposit placed, build slot allocated in Dec, spec locked end of Jan.... now in limbo waiting for it to arrive.

These dealers do exist, but they do seem few & far between. I think a lot of it is down to the attitude you have when you first approach them.
You’re right. No expectations helps, and a polite honest way of dealing with them. Got lots of push back from some, polite no from others and half-hearted potential yes from others. Then I found the good one, and a spot on, straight down the line sales guy. Just waiting for the build now.

NA3pedals

102 posts

124 months

Monday 9th May
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Now then Bruce said:
You’re right. No expectations helps, and a polite honest way of dealing with them. Got lots of push back from some, polite no from others and half-hearted potential yes from others. Then I found the good one, and a spot on, straight down the line sales guy. Just waiting for the build now.
Similar experience for me - in fact I only called two, first said no chance and second gave no promises but said there was a good chance and it’s now come through. Seems like they’ll be a good number more 718s than 981s (both GT4 and Spyder) which must be helping.

Zee Germanz

31 posts

71 months

Monday 9th May
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You don’t need history or a relationship with an OPC to get on a list for a GT4.

The challenge is simply getting an allocation.

Now then Bruce

20 posts

3 months

Tuesday 10th May
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NA3pedals said:
Similar experience for me - in fact I only called two, first said no chance and second gave no promises but said there was a good chance and it’s now come through. Seems like they’ll be a good number more 718s than 981s (both GT4 and Spyder) which must be helping.
Feels that way, but 718 still lower than the 981 on how many left. I can see that changing as we progress through 2022.

NA3pedals

102 posts

124 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Now then Bruce said:
Feels that way, but 718 still lower than the 981 on how many left. I can see that changing as we progress through 2022.
Looks higher in the version I’m looking at, including PDK, up to Q3 2021.

ChrisW.

4,504 posts

232 months

Tuesday 10th May
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NA3pedals said:
Now then Bruce said:
You’re right. No expectations helps, and a polite honest way of dealing with them. Got lots of push back from some, polite no from others and half-hearted potential yes from others. Then I found the good one, and a spot on, straight down the line sales guy. Just waiting for the build now.
Similar experience for me - in fact I only called two, first said no chance and second gave no promises but said there was a good chance and it’s now come through. Seems like they’ll be a good number more 718s than 981s (both GT4 and Spyder) which must be helping.
I think the problem is that expectations come on both the side of the dealer and the customer ....

Customers who have been loyal to one dealer and have placed letter of intent (which was the previous system) will have hopes and some expectations. If they are not serial buyers and buy cars to keep and drive, they are by the value of purchases per annum automatically excluded.

No history is therefore an attitudinal advantage wherever expectations might generate a negative interpretation ...

SpyderMatt

145 posts

195 months

Friday 13th May
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Well, after a long 8 month wait since order taken, pick up tomorrow at 3pm… weather looking good but max 4k rpm for 1500 miles which I always follow.
Plan is to take her for a Sunday jaunt down to Sandbanks and lunch at Lazy Jacks to get a bit of initial mileage racked up.

ClioTrophy55

310 posts

77 months

Friday 13th May
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kmpowell said:
The problem with PTS as I see it is, in the most (not everyone!), in this country PTS is a fashion thing rather than an individual thing. Right now everybody appears to be obsessed with Dark Greens or Dark Purples, so everyone currently ordering PTS are in fact just copying each other rather than exploiting the whole available palette. In the US they are far more adventurous, a chap on Rennlist has just ordered a Mint Green GT4. smile

Edited by kmpowell on Monday 9th May 17:46
Utter nonsense. My Ultraviolet PTS was the first purple GT4 in the UK. At the time there was one other worldwide. I wasn't copying anyone. I chose Ultraviolet because I loved the colour on the GT3RS and it is a proper "in your face" colour suitable for a GT car. I don't care what colours other people choose or what is fashionable. Or how wide the colour palette is. If I'm specifying a £100K car I choose what I want. If you want mint green then that's up to you.

renga

38 posts

117 months

Friday 13th May
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SpyderMatt said:
Soooo nearly there…OPC advises there has been a bigger than normal import of GT cars on the last shipment and there’s now a backlog at Reading …
Pick up now next Sat vs yesterday

On the upside had a 90 min session at Silverstone today. Great fun and value, short bendy tracks, superb in a manual, auto blip Cayman. Instructor says I’m “actually not bad” which I take as a compliment smile

Collections tomorrow?




Edited by SpyderMatt on Saturday 7th May 20:06