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Old 05-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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2014 991 Turbo $149K/$189K

The 2014 991 Turbo has been announced. Regular Turbo starting at $149K (3.2 sec 0-60). Turbo S starting at $182K (2.9 sec 0-60). Get your order in now!

The Benchmark. The new 911 Turbo.

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That would be last thing I would do with 150K smackers.

A big automatic Porsche with a barka lounger and jet engine. How is this still a Carrera at these proportions?
Panamera Turbo coupe!

I wonder if the Z-51 Stingray Corvette will be faster. The Cheyvee is rumored to be as quick as the the 997 Turbo, 991 S and 997 GT3...and that's before anyone's gotten around to put the really fast rubber on the Stingray or any of the faster variants that may come out.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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Here is what 520 hp looks like:
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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In 1997 my highly optioned 993 Turbo cost $120,000ish, plus a gas guzzler tax of a few more thousand, plus another $10,000 to grease the wheels at the dealership to get in line for the very limited production. Car & Driver got a sub 4 sec 0-60 out of it's 407 HP and 3,300 pounds.

So, we fast forward 17 years, and Porsche gives us a new benchmark, adds another 113 HP, makes it a little faster, and all this new technology, performance, and styling only cost another
$15-20,000 ........seems pretty equitable.
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Adjust your 1997 $120,000 for inflation and you will of course find that the 991T is much, much cheaper in real terms.
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Adjust your 1997 $120,000 for inflation and you will of course find that the 991T is much, much cheaper in real terms.
Of course. And when I was lucky enough to buy my Turbo in 2009 I gladly paid just over 50% of its original value. That's very nice retention for a car that had about 32,000 miles and was 12 years old.

Now can a 991 Turbo retain that much value in +12 years? Probably not likely, since the 996 (not even close!) and the 997 have not been able to.
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Doubtful I agree. They'll build and sell too many to protect the residuals.
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Look what GM is testing against. Small fry!

http://stblogs.automotive.com/files/2013/05/Chevrolet-Corvette-C7-ZR1-Benchmark-Testing-01-1024x640.jpg


interesting that the ZR1 is in the bunch...

That 520 Turbo HP for a modest $150K better bring its Porsche A game to the track.
This could get ugly....
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