Next Porsche: 2022 992 GT3
+1. I said the same thing a while ago before the car and price were announced. The market place is going to punish Porsche for the 718...especially since they raised the price. If they lowered the price by $5k, it would have had a chance. Remember that it is not the public that requested a 4 cylinder or a turbo. The market place did not demand these changes.....hence it is going to fail.I'm hardly an optimist by nature, but there is another way to look at the potential negative reception that awaits the turbo Boxsters.
Let's assume for the sake of discussion that the reaction of the non-gearheads mirrors that of "us," Planet-9 posters who are put off by the notion of spending upwards of $70k for a four-cylinder automobile for a host of reasons, including the condemnation of their peers when the word gets out. Further assume that they, too, think the new engines sound much too Subaru-like. The result: sales plummet. Then what happens? At that point, market forces will kick in. Porsche has to move the metal, one way or another. If the car's performance isn't enough to sell the car, the only alternative is money in the truck. Now imagine a well-equipped turbo "S" that gobbles up NA 3.4s and can be had for $60k not $80. Or a manual transmission "S" in the color of your choice and 4-way seats for $52k?
Not possible you say? Ready to bet on it? I'm old enough to remember Porsche damn near gave 914-6s away: $7000 cars that sold for $4800. (Datsun's 240Z crushed the market for 914s, four-cylinder and six-cylinder cars.)
So, in a perverse way, I hope the naysayers are right -- that turbo Boxsters will pile up unsold. And if they do, I for one am ready to be thrown into that briar patch.
Compare that to the GT4 where the market was demanding the changes.....it flew off the shelves.