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  1. European Delivery in Leipzig: Meeting our "Baby" Boxster for the first time

    After so much fun on the track, the only thing that could top that was of course to finally get to see our new car.

    The Hand-Over

    After a short wait in the lobby, Axel lead us into the a room full of the waiting customer cars (mainly grey and black colored Cayennes and one racing yellow Boxster) for that day. There were four spacious garage boxes with enough room for some seating and the car. Ours was in the third box from the entrance so it increased our anticipation. ...

    Updated 11-06-2012 at 12:50 PM by Mike R. (Testing because of images not visible for unregistered visitors)

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  2. European Delivery in Leipzig: Driving the Corkscrew

    It is 8:15 in the morning, and punctually, we are being met by our contact from Porsche Leipzig in the hotel lobby of the Steigenberger hotel. My wife and I were both up early and ready to go after a night of restlessness caused by the invigorating excitement of anticipation and a tiring jetlag. Fortunately for us, the excitement was winning for the day.

    My wife and I before heading to the factory


    Updated 11-06-2012 at 12:05 PM by Mike R. (Making pictures visible for unregistered guests)

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  3. Day-1: Arriving in Leipzig

    After a typical polar route flight (if lucky, we got 2 hours of sleep), my wife and I arrived in Leipzig to a beautiful sunny fall day.

    Directly at the airport you could already see that Porsche is having a presence:

    We decide to grab a cab from the airport to our Hotel (the Steigenberger, although the Marriot is only ...

    Updated 11-06-2012 at 11:57 AM by Mike R. (Making pictures visible for unregistered guests)

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  4. The planned Itinerary

    Only a few days until delivery .

    Of course I spent a couple of days agonizing over the route. Especially since there is so much to see and so little time. And we have some family to meet as well.

    Anyway, here is the tentative schedule:
    • Day 0: Enjoy the day at Porsche Leipzig and do some sightseeing in Leipzig.
    • Day 1: Drive from Leipzig to Zurich. First we will follow the A9 to about Heilbronn where we will start heading into the Blackforest to drive

    Updated 10-15-2012 at 07:43 PM by Mike R.

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  5. A new Racing Yellow Boxster S has been "born"

    Got an email from my sales consultant today.

    The order status changed to CMPPRD.

    It was a September production month with a completion date 10/8/2012.

    Decoding the VIN number tells me - among other things that the car is indeed a Boxster 981, has been manufactured in Stuttgart, is model year 2013 and was the 2831th Boxster off the assembly line.

    Now the car will have to wait 10 days for us to pick it up.