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  • Car geeks? Porsche's GT car allocation system...

    I saw the video of the new 2022 Porsche 911 (992) GT3 doing a sub 7 minute lap of the Nordschleife...and realized that even if I can afford one, I can't buy one, because of Porsche's GT car allocation system.

    For those that haven't had to deal with Porsche's GT car allocation system, you have to purchase numerous new Porsches of increasing value from the same Porsche dealer, before a dealer will be willing to give you an allocation to order a new GT car.

    The Flacht cars are limited production, and the dealers are trying to minimize the incidence of speculators ordering GT cars for the purpose of flipping them at a profit, but there has to be a better way. I'd be driving a GT4 and looking at a GT3 if there was...
    Last edited by Aidokea; 02-17-2021, 02:02 PM.

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      That's basically the same thing Ferrari has been doing for years. Not that I find it an issue as I cannot afford even the cheapest new Ferrari. I have toyed with getting an old 308/328 when I retire.

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        Originally posted by dream34 View Post
        That's basically the same thing Ferrari has been doing for years. Not that I find it an issue as I cannot afford even the cheapest new Ferrari. I have toyed with getting an old 308/328 when I retire.
        Well, Ferrari does that with their "halo" cars, but I don't know about their regular ones.

        An F8 or an 812 Superfast would be beyond me. I AM well and truly smitten by the Portofino, but even that would be a bit of a stretch for me.

        We looked into getting a used 360 Modena, because the older cars are maintenance nightmares. But most 360s come with Ferrari's crude "F1" single-clutch robot-controlled manual transmission (no clutch pedal), the gated manual ones go for a premium, and you can't buy a Ferrari in any color other than "resale red", unless you want to be buried in it.

        We looked into a used Lamborghini Gallardo, but most of them come with Lamborghini's crude "E-Gear" single-clutch robotized manual gearbox, which needs a $10,000 clutch replacement about once a year, and the gated manuals go for premium prices. But at least you can buy them in any crazy color you want, and you'll still be able to sell it later.

        The thing about Porsches, is that they don't break down or catch on fire just to spite you. They are "the everyday supercar". Mine has been as reliable as an anvil. I can do my own oil changes, and the only significant amount of money I've had to spend on it, is a grand for a pair of new 20" rear tires at about 20K miles, even though I drive like a grownup. A GT car would get through tires a lot faster than that, but at least you can still drive them whenever you want...
        Last edited by Aidokea; 04-14-2021, 08:02 AM.

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