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I’m a sucker for special editions and crazy packages, and today’s car is something I didn’t expect to see come from Porsche. What we have today is a 2022 Porsche 718 Spyder with the 000 Package. What exactly is that? 000 Magazine, which is a really great quarterly if you can swing the price, partnered up with the Porsche Exclusive department to offer a package that bundled a bunch of different options today. It was offered in four colors: GT Silver Metallic, along with paint-to-sample shades of Brewster Green, Albert Blue, and today’s color, Slate Grey. You also got the interior trimmed in Ascot Brown leather, LED Headlights with PDLS+, brake calipers in high-gloss black, black brushed aluminum trim, and illuminated doorsills in stainless steel with the 000 logo. If you opted for GT Silver Metallic, the pricing came in at $143,380. However, add another $13,000 for those other paint-to-sample colors. All in, you are probably around $160,000. Do you want exclusive? You’ll pay.
Someone here knew what they were doing. Generally, when product allocators sit in their cubicles somewhere in state that gave them the biggest tax break to set up operations there, they cast a far and wide net mixed with a little bit of strategy. They want vehicles that are appealing and easy to sell to the most amount of people possible. That means lots of neutral colors, but also understanding that cars that have certain options go to certain places. A car with the Cold Weather Package probably doesn’t need to be dumped at a dealer in Miami, and a convertible in Speed Yellow isn’t likely to get allocated to Fargo, North Dakota. However, you do have that handful of custom orders that don’t need any of that given you know exactly where the car is going and who is buying it.
Today, I think we might have one of those cases based on the specification, but sadly it looks like it never went into the garage of the person who ordered it given it has just 81 miles. You’ll see what I mean.
One of the hottest cars since its launch earlier this year has been no real surprise. The new Porsche 911 GT3 Touring has outrageous demand – so much so that some dealers are charging up to $75,000 in “market adjustment” and the used market is asking over six figures on top of the MSRP if you can find one. Getting an allocation is basically a winning lottery ticket although if you flip it as soon as you take delivery, good luck ever getting the call again for one of these.
Today, we have a basically new example with just 112 miles in a fairly tame spec on the outside. It’s plain black with silver wheels and black brake calipers. Although once you peek inside, it gets awfully bright.