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I read elsewhere that the Porsche factory in Stuttgart would be closed for 6 months in 2018 (according to a person who is in Asia and is waiting to order a Cayman).

I understand a summer shutdown......but SIX months?

Does this make any sense? I find this hard to believe. Anyone hear anything related to this?
 

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If the implication is that total production would stop for 6 months, there is zero scenario of that. They are running a business and you don’t take a 6 month sebatical and lower your revenues to $0. Maybe a section of the factory, maybe something else, but you don’t stop profitable production.
 

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My sales rep told me back in December that the factory was being converted for the new Mission E production, hence the difficulty in ordering new 718..
 

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The salesman who sold me the Cayman said it was for three months as they needed to change part of the production line to accommodate Mission E stuff and the new exhaust systems that need to be fitted on the cars from later this year.
 

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Porsche is not only outfitting Stuttgart/Zuffenhausen for Mission E, it's also outfitting the plant for the next-gen 911, mules of which have been seen numerous places in the wild. I've theorized that a hybrid next-gen 911 could be in the offering based on internet chatter, sightings, and what other cars the next-gen 911 is being road-tested against (NSX, for one).

I could see a six-month shutdown happening. That said, 718 overrun production is performed at the plant in Osnabruck, so 718 production will never completely cease.
 
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