I am a new member considering a Cayman GTS for delivery in the first half of calendar year 2016 (ideally April). I have been trying to do as much research as possible on the car, but one thing that still is not clear to me is the allocation process. Is there a guide out there on the web that describes it for Porsche? If not, I had come up with several questions:
- Do allocations come out monthly (per dealer)? Or does a dealer get a certain number of allocations for the year (per model)?
- When someone says they have an allocation, does that itself come with a build month for the car? Or is that another step of negotiating -- getting the car built, say, this month vs. in December? And if that is a separate process, what decides that?
- How early should one approach the dealer before expected car delivery? 6 months? 12 months?
- One of the reasons for my questions is the expected move to turbo engines in MY2017. One post even indicated that the factory is going through a re-tooling in August (I think this year?), which I think is a lot sooner than most expect, and hence "no more or few" allocations for these cars moving forward. So is it too late for a MY2016 GTS (build to spec)? Should I be approaching now for a MY2017 GTS Turbo? I am not against turbo.