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2014 has been a banner year for Porsche, as the company has moved over 169,000 units through November, an increase of around 12,000 units over the same period in 2013. During last month alone, the company's sales saw a year-over-year jump of 25 percent. The European market, meanwhile, saw an 18-percent jump in sales, while its North American efforts have jumped 13 percent.

"This strong November is evidence that our strategy is working extremely well," Porsche board member Bernhard Maier said in the accompanying statement. "It also confirms our commitment to taking advantage of every opportunity presented in the global markets."

Those notable sales gains aside, this latest sales report comes with some bad news for the overwhelming majority of Porsche fans - the last 918 Spyder has been sold. All 297 cars have been spoken for, with US deliveries set to begin soon. According to Porsche, there are currently around 100 Spyder owners spread across Germany and China.Continue reading Porsche sells final 918 Spyder amidst excellent year of sales
Porsche sells final 918 Spyder amidst excellent year of sales originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Two things...
1. ".... all 297 cars have been spoken for.." This must be the US allocation because the official run is for 918 copies of the 918. Still pretty impressive.
2. Now that all cars have been "sold", the factory has to build them. I recall reading somewhere the build rate, but I don't recall the number, but lets say the factory will be busy for the next 2 years finishing the run. BTW, the 918 "factory" is the old motorwerks building in Zuffenhausen and from photos is well suited to "limited" production manufacturing process. Sooooo, come end of 2016, what will Porsche do with this state-of-the-art custom manufacturing factory?? The area couldn't be incorporated into routine production without major outlays of cash I would think. Someone just has to be thinking that 2017 starts the production of the "shelved" FeFi car?? or the truly mid-engined 911-looking upper tier model??

Should be fun for us Porsche watchers to see what the Zuffenhausen planners have in the back of their minds...
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