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harrisandy

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Hello All,

After a year of driving "Red Lightening" (son picks the names, honest!) a 718 Style Edition, and after having a loaner of a Grey GTS 4.0, I am feeling the urge to place an order for a GTS. Chatted with the OPC etc.... so it's decision time... do I or don't I.

Some of my thinking is to do it whilst I can, before "any" change to the electric Cayman whenever that actually may be.

I would welcome any thoughts, especially those that made or considering the same swap. The colour picked is Aventurine Green :)

Cheers,

Andy.
 
Well if you want a new one, there's approximately 12 months until builds stop. The electric replacement for the 718 is due in 2025, most likely after the summer shutdown when the factory is reconfigured for model year changes. With around 3-6 months lead time from official order acceptance to build you've got around 6 months to make your mind up!

I'd say if you want a new one it would be better to chase down an allocation sooner rather than later.
 
Hi Andy,

What Dave has said is true and good advice, but my understanding is that the 718-series cars [Boxster and Cayman] will continue to be manufactured in parallel with the electric replacement for a while, although in somewhat limited numbers dependent upon capacity, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a car.

Jeff
 
I'm not sure that's true any more Jeff, unfortunately:

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Thanks for the update Dave. Maybe not unexpected, but rather sad news all the same.☹️

Mind you, judging by the delayed roll-out of the Macan EV there’s no guarantee that Porsche will be able to stick to the projected release date for the 718’s replacement.

Jeff
 
I agree with Dave. Put your order in now however it doesn’t mean you’ve got a build slot. Fingers crossed you get one sooner rather than later. I read this morning that some journalists are predicting the values of the ICE Caysters will either remain steady or rise slightly once production stops.

Dan
 
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Thanks all for the replies, I think tbh I am edging towards getting an order in.

OPC have confirmed deposit is refundable up until the build is locked.

I am in no rush but thinking I may miss the GTS boat if I don’t get it in soon like you both say.
 
Personally, if I were in yours shoes I'd 100% be looking at low milage 981 GTS's on auto trader. I'd definitely recommend test driving both the 981 and the 718 before you decide - there is a dramatic difference in how the car sounds and I'm sure many would agree the 981's have one of the best exhaust notes money can buy.

If there's one car I'd consider having over my GT4 that would be it, a 981 Boxster GTS. Well, that and a 918 Spyder but my pockets aren't that deep 😜.
 
Agree with most comments above. Failing that, there were a few pre-reg ones around which are perhaps not Aventurine Green, but will no doubt put a smile on your face nevertheless.

I am fortunate to have a 718 Cayman S and a Boxster 4.0 GTS. Both powerplants are awesome in their own way and you will not regret it.
 
Agree with most comments above. Failing that, there were a few pre-reg ones around which are perhaps not Aventurine Green, but will no doubt put a smile on your face nevertheless.

I am fortunate to have a 718 Cayman S and a Boxster 4.0 GTS. Both powerplants are awesome in their own way and you will not regret it.
Thanks, I am going for it I think and defo a plan B is the pre-reg!

As Trebor also says a lots depends if they can get an allocation. Appreciated all the feedback.
 

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