Porsche Refers To $120,100 Non-Turbo As "Attractive Price", Completes Jump Into The Hyperspace Of Corporate Insanity
“Building on the well-received 911 Carrera GTS with its extra power, visual panache and extensive extras for an attractive price, Porsche today announced the 911 Carrera 4 GTS.”
“The extra all-weather performance, visual muscle and standard equipment of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS comes at an attractive price. On sale this fall, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe will be available in the US at a base MSRP price of $110,200 while the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet will be priced at $120,100.”
Not even Hyundai mentions “attractive pricing” so often in their press releases. Click the jump for the details and a much better way to spend your money.
It’s a sick, shameful fact: the majority of 911s sold by Porsche in the United States are convertibles, and many of them are all-wheel-drive convertibles. That’s kind of your paranoid poser crowd. No surprise, then, that Porsche has a new 408-horsepower AWD convertible to sell them. It comes with a set of really neat center-lock racing wheels for all the racing you won’t be doing in a convertible, also.
In coupe form, at leaast, it’s an attractive-looking car, but it’s not fully-equipped at the aforementioned affordable price. It starts in Audi R8 V8 territory and quickly ascends to Audi R8 V10-land as you add various interior and exterior garnishes.
Once upon a time, Porsches had outstanding resale value. No longer. If $110K is too rich for your blood, how about a real-deal GT2 with under 4,000 miles for $105,000? Sheesh. If limited-edition unobtanium Porkers can’t hold their value, what do you suppose run-out-model AWD droptops with automatic transmissions will be worth in a few years?
Here’s another side of the value story. The last exactly-408-horsepower AWD coupe Porsche offered was the 993 Turbo. It cost $105,000 in 1998. That’s the equivalent of $140,000 today. So the GTS-4 coupe represents a bargain, right? And it would be a better idea to spend $110K on a new GTS than it would be to spend $65K on a top-condition 993 Turbo, right? I’ll just leave this picture here to help you decide.
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You guys in the US don't know how lucky you are! 110 grand for a GTS 4? In Australia that same model costs $300,000 and that's with our dollar being worth US$1.10 !! Of course, about $120,000 of that goes to our government in taxes, but even taking longer distance shipping into account,Porsche Australia is still making an extra $70,000 per car versus it's US customers. How is that good value for money? And at $300k every single one brought to Oz will be sold. I only dream about buying this car for $110,000 yet all I am reading here is that the price is too high and does not represent good value? Get serious guys...
What's wrong with this picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bfy8Smv3aQE#t=37s