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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 16:38:34 (permalink)
I very much doubt it Jeff.  With Taycan production ramping up and limited space on-site already there's just no room.
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 16:55:41 (permalink)
A bit of a rhetorical question really Dave. Stuttgart must be running at or near full capacity. I've not visited, but not an ideal production location I believe? Do they run a 3-shift system there?
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 16:59:23 (permalink)
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A bit of a rhetorical question really Dave. Stuttgart must be running at or near full capacity. I've not visited, but not an ideal production location I believe? Do they run a 3-shift system there?
 
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Not sure they run multiple shifts at either factory, maybe at SUV land in Leipzig.
 
I bet they are not going to ramp up production given current state of motor industry demand.

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 17:32:57 (permalink)
Stuttgart are running two shifts per day on the production line and 3 shifts (i.e. 24 hours) at the paint factory.
 
I don't know about Osnabruck but possibly only a single shift if they're just producing Caymans.
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 17:37:18 (permalink)
Good to know

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/16 17:39:09 (permalink)
The factory's urban location in Stuttgart can't be ideal Ralph - size constrains and noise and emission limitations I would imagine? Maybe they can only run two shifts?
 
Porsche don't seem to be doing too badly - 10% increase in deliveries worldwide in 2019, led of course by SUV sales (192,000 out of 280,800):
 
https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2020/company/porsche-deliveries-2019-increase-10-percent-19705.html
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/17 09:52:22 (permalink)
I have a GT4 on order with a March due date.
 
I feel with the release of the GTS6 this will devalue my current 718 and can't help but feel this dilutes how special the GT4 was going to be. 
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/17 10:25:12 (permalink)
I sypathise with your situation Mark, and particularly with those who have very recently purchased an F-4T 718 GTS, but unfortunately it was inevitable that Porsche would have to use the new F-6 engine elsewhere in the range in order to justify the huge design, development and tooling costs. Just look at it this way: without the new engine you wouldn't be getting your new 718 GT4 in March, unless you would be happy for it to be a tuned-up 2.5L F-4T.
 
As I see it, the GTS 4.0 is a very welcome addition to the Cayman range and gives punters a true choice between road-biased and track-biased cars. Maybe it will free-up allocations for those who really do want the GT car as I'm sure quite a few people could be swapping from GT4 to GTS waiting lists.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/18 18:13:37 (permalink)
It looks as though the asking price for 718 GT4s currently is £100k+, although how sustainable that is is anyone's guess, and the introduction of the GTS 4.0 could well have some impact on both 981 and 718 GT4 prices, perhaps more so for the 981. If you can spec a decent brand new F-6 718 GTS for around £75k, a lot of punters could well be considering a new GTS over a 4 or 5-year old GT4 at the same or similar price?
 
Maybe not directly comparable, but 90-95% there for many buyers?? Just a thought of course.
 
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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/18 18:38:04 (permalink)
As a 981 GT4 owner Jeff i agree with you. I think the new GTS is a bloody lovely looking car and package.  Be interesting to see.

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Re: 718 Cayman GT4 is here – at long last.! 2020/01/18 19:09:22 (permalink)
Richard,
 
Either by design or chance, by introducing the GTS 4.0 Porsche may have brought a bit of reality to the GT4 market at last. It just remains to be seen what happens over the next 6-months or so as GT4 and GTS deliveries ramp-up.
 
Hopefully you're more than happy to soldier-on with your 981 GT4 for a while yet and let the market take its course.
 
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