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Discussion in 'Porsche' started by Maranello Guy, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Maranello Guy

    Maranello Guy F1 Rookie

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    I am just wonder. Porsche declared to built 1500(?) Carrera GT models. Since they lunched this car , how many of them ware allready built ?
     
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  3. MrApex

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    I can't answer your question, but I can tell you that Porsche is now only planning to build 1,250 of the CGT.
     
  4. Carrera_gtcrazy

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    Andrew is correct, they reduced it to 1,250. Production is almost finnished, I know they passed building 1,000. But i currently dont know how many they have build. Between 1,050-1,100.
     
  5. ylshih

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    I heard approx 1200 will be the final tally. I understand they terminated the run before 1500 because 1) they had trouble selling the balance, and 2) an additional production year would have required the added expense of new dual-stage airbag integration.

    I have seen more than one dealer showroom queen with hints to make an offer below MSRP.
     
  6. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

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    I believe they have sold new for as little as $380k. Wonderful car, but the demand is just not there.

    Gary
     
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  8. ryalex

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    WOW... i can't believe they'd take such a "hit." (I think Porsche prob still makes PLENTY at that price). The sticker on the one here in Boston says $448k - it's been there at least 6 months. I wonder if they'd take $380k...
     
  9. bdog

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    There just so many super cars out (merci SLR, Enzo , Veriron and Carrera GT) only so many buyer if were me I would go for the Carrera GT Soooooooooooooooooooooo niiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccccccceeeeeeee
     
  10. ylshih

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    There was one here in the showroom for many months. I was talking to the salesman about it and ogling it and he suggested that he would take a "reasonable offer" to the management. So to feel him out I told him I'd heard of 500 mile cars going for $370K (this was 6 months ago) and that I thought perhaps $390K would be a fair "new" price if it was going to lose 5% immediately :) . He blanched a little and said he'd feel uncomfortable taking in an offer that wasn't $4xx. So I'm guessing that car could have moved for $410.
     
  11. Westworld

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    Will Porsche come out a next-generation supercar? The Carrera GT is just an incredibe beauty.
     
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  13. ylshih

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    It was about 15 years between 959 and CGT.
     
  14. ty (360mode)

    ty (360mode) Formula Junior

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    good friend just bought a brand new seal grey one for $402k but most the dealers he spoke to were in the $410-420k range.
     
  15. rush109

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    to you have pictures of your friends CGT???
     
  16. GT Fan

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    Forget that story about production dropping because of a "new" legislative requirement, the truth is Porsche fell for its own hype. Their research showed a market for 300 cars at $300K, but then when every Porsche dealer in the world started screaming "I want one, too!", they increased both the price and the production.

    http://www.motortrend.com/features/consumer/112_0506_porscheriedel/

    But early this year they realized that many of the dealers who had committed to a car had no buyer for the car, and really no prospect for finding a buyer.

    They cut production to try to keep the prices above $400K.

    Also see:

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=67076

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71511
     
  17. mjc123

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    It's a fantastic piece of engineering, a racecar for the street. They just overestimated demand.
     
  18. ferraripanoz

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    I just saw one at the showroom for $448k for a grey one and six months ago I saw a red one at $448k! I think porsche should of limited it to 1000 rather then fumble with numbers.
     
  19. JeffB

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    If the prices on the CGT are what I'm thinking they might be in 18-24 months, I might pick one up. It could very well end up being one of those cars that's too good to pass up for the price. I've seen a few in person, but not on the road yet, although my brother, friends, & g/f all have (my brother also saw an SLR McLaren on the road the same week). All said it looked insane on the road.
     
  20. amenasce

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    Do you guys think cuttingthe prod # from 1500 to 1250 will help keep better residual ? I really doubt so..
     
  21. crazynova23

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    there are a couple driving around here in las vegas... i believe our local porsche dealer has sold at least 2 or 3...
     
  22. JeffB

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    I don't think it will help at all. 1250 is still way too many for that car.
     
  23. amenasce

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    I agree . Its going to be some bargain ! :)
     
  24. scycle2020

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    i think if the car drops below 300k used in a few years, or sooner, it will be the super car steal of the century...too good to pass up for me...plus, its a porsche, so it will be built like a tank and be dependable, unlike ferraris and lambos, which take more babying and maintanence
     

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