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Wow...that sounds very good! :)


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"out of the 25,000 911 and 718 sports cars the factory produces every year, identical twins are ordered "a maximum of two times per year."

"Zuffenhausen plant manager Christian Friedl says that out of the 25,000 911 and 718 sports cars the factory produces every year, identical twins are ordered "a maximum of two times per year.' Porsche then confirmed that info to The Drive in an email"



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"Porsche produces 25,000 911 and 718 models at its Zuffenhausen factory annually, but with 39 variants and an ever-growing range of customised trim options, plant manager Christian Friedl says that it only produces identical cars “a maximum of two times per year”. The firm is set to introduce even more options, with Friedl claiming it will offer “the most personal car” possible. "

 

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That's what I love about my car. The time spent sweating over every option, and when I picked it up at PEC LA they hadn't seen one like it before. :)
 

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Oddly enough I was taking a break after a bike ride one day, sitting and talking with my buddies. I look up and I think, "wow, my wife is coming to check on me" as I see our car, at least from the external appearance. White, painted hoops, Carrera wheels, tan interior. I called her to tell her where I was, and she said "I'm at home"...

So no idea if it is an identical twin,our car was a launch car, which I understand all were similar in options.
 

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Oddly enough I was taking a break after a bike ride one day, sitting and talking with my buddies. I look up and I think, "wow, my wife is coming to check on me" as I see our car, at least from the external appearance. White, painted hoops, Carrera wheels, tan interior. I called her to tell her where I was, and she said "I'm at home"...

So no idea if it is an identical twin,our car was a launch car, which I understand all were similar in options.
Cool stat! I'm certain "Similar" happens all the time. I'm quite sure there's a near copy of my BS out there owned by someone that didn't pay truly stupid amounts of money for painted side grilles or white gauges. (That silly fool, those grills totally make the car :cool:)
 

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Cool stat! I'm certain "Similar" happens all the time. I'm quite sure there's a near copy of my BS out there owned by someone that didn't pay truly stupid amounts of money for painted side grilles or white gauges. (That silly fool, those grills totally make the car :cool:)
Two options that I would like to have, wife isn't sold on the painted side grills though...
 

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Cool stat! I'm certain "Similar" happens all the time. I'm quite sure there's a near copy of my BS out there owned by someone that didn't pay truly stupid amounts of money for painted side grilles or white gauges. (That silly fool, those grills totally make the car :cool:)
I agree completely. The painted side intakes are in my eyes a requirement. I feel that they complete the car and are well worth the cost.
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The painted side intakes are in my eyes a requirement.
C-Matt, that is indeed a lovely car. However I am rather fond of the shape and placement of the side vents. Don't know why. They just look artistically correct. And purposeful. The 911 vents on the few variants which have them look wrong. Thus I like the black vents because they make a statement. Still, if you want a car to be unique then pained vents are probably a good place to start down the path to uniqueness.
 

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Well, as noted above the 6MT already makes my Cayman rare (in the 10%). In addition, "maxing out" on both luxury and performance options further adds to it being unique. About the only options we missed are the 20" wheels (the spouse and I could not agree and the lock date was upon us so we opted for the ones most similar to the 2014 Cayman) and the 18-way seats (she found them to be less comfortable, especially getting in and out of the car, and we were used to the 14-way seats in the 981 so we opted for those). The car is absolutely fabulous!
 

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We all complain about the crazy prices charge for options, but the upside is being able to custom order your car exactly the way you want, and have it unique, as the 1/25,000 number brings out. Makes it worth it in the end, doesn't it?
 

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We all complain about the crazy prices charge for options, but the upside is being able to custom order your car exactly the way you want, and have it unique, as the 1/25,000 number brings out. Makes it worth it in the end, doesn't it?
😀 Actually, I couldn't care less about "uniqueness" and that alone wouldn't justify the prices. The feel of the car on the road though--that's worth the price!
 

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I may find another yellow CGTS , but I went with carbon fiber PDK shifter, steering wheel, sill plates, interior trim. Even carbon fiber floor mats with yellow stitching. Yellow gauges , and seat belts. Carbon ceramic brakes, And gloss black wheels, door handles, spoiler and window trim. So yes you can make it your own personal custom car. That's what we love
 

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I suppose I could glue a Cayman Islands coin over the trunk Porsche badge to make it really unique. :cool: I have a dime and a quarter. And the Queen is of German descent, right? So it kinda makes sense.
 

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We all complain about the crazy prices charge for options, but the upside is being able to custom order your car exactly the way you want, and have it unique, as the 1/25,000 number brings out. Makes it worth it in the end, doesn't it?
Well ......................................... any buyer after the fact isn't gonna give you two cents more because of its "uniqueness" lol One of one of onehundredtwentivefivethousandsixhundredseventythree doesn't mean much in the collectors world. 🤓
 

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Well ......................................... any buyer after the fact isn't gonna give you two cents more because of its "uniqueness" lol One of one of onehundredtwentivefivethousandsixhundredseventythree doesn't mean much in the collectors world. 🤓
Of course not, not my point at all. A couple of years ago my wife wanted a Golf R, red with manual transmission. Think you could just order one the way you want from VW? No chance, we had to search around, get one shipped to us from a dirt ball dealer in NJ. And you are forced to take whatever stupid package VW said has to come with the car (like the idiotic commuter aid adaptive cruise control).

My point is although the option prices are high, you have the ability to spec your Porsche exactly the way you want it. For me: MT PSV PSE PASM but NO SC as well as assorted things like GT steering wheel, red belts/hoops, sports plus seats (not 14 or 18 ways), base stereo, 18" Cayman wheels, dual exhaust tips, auto dim mirrors, seat heating. Something that I would NEVER find on a dealer lot. Unique because it fits me, not some dealer padding their bottom line with a bunch of options I DON'T WANT. I I don't give a rats a** about resale, and if you are happy taking a "well spec'ed" car ofd the dealer lot and think you are getting a bargain, good for you.
 

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@BlueNorther - Oh I was just kidding. I agree it's nice to be able to tailor a car purchase to exactly what you may want. I didn't purchase my car that way. I don't have a lot of patience and would have had trouble waiting on delivery. I happen to have found one with most every option I would have selected except it doesn't have PDLS. It also came with a huge discount, being pre-owned.

Regarding the buying experience - when ordering a custom spec'd car, what is the buyers leverage regarding pricing? Or must one rely on the dealers generosity? I can see how a buyer can have some leverage on a car sitting on a showroom floor or lot as the dealer is not only paying on the note, but also wants to increase their allotment by making that sale. They have incentive to move it.
 

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Well ......................................... any buyer after the fact isn't gonna give you two cents more because of its "uniqueness" lol One of one of onehundredtwentivefivethousandsixhundredseventythree doesn't mean much in the collectors world. 🤓
Technically.... at 2 per year and 3 years in-between facelift, that would be 6 similar cars in the world.
 

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@BlueNorther I don't have a lot of patience and would have had trouble waiting on delivery. .
I was very concerned about ordering exactly what I wanted for the same reason as patience is certainly not one of my virtues. I was thinking the five month wait would seem interminable. However, I also knew if I did not get all the bells and whistles I wanted I would regret not doing so for as long as I owned the car. As it is my daily driver, this is even more important. So, I ordered a custom configuration early last November and we took delivery on April 3 at the Atlanta PEC, five months later.

There is a saying that the anticipation of doing something is as pleasurable as finially doing it and that turned out to be very true. I was driving a Z4 but, of course, I immediately started wearing a hat with the Porsche crest on it. That hat in a BMW roadster instigated a lot of fun conversations with strangers that were sharp enough to note the difference. I attended the monthly Porsche & Pancakes breakfast and met a lot of new people. Just tracking the car from entering production, tracking its voyage across the Atlantic, etc. also added to the many smiles. My GF and I would spontaneously stop in a Porsche dealer we happened to pass so we could "briefly caress a Boxster" (her words). There were many other pleasant experiences as a Porsche elicits a response from people that no other car I purchased over 50 years ever did. In retrospect, I wouldn't do it any different next time.
 
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