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Old 12-18-2014, 06:56 AM   #1
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Shanghai Porsche 918 Crash

First 918 leaving us

Pedal confused Nobody hurt thank god but it remains an horrific scene. Dunno about you guys but I'm traumatized





Source: The Supercar Kids – A Porsche 918 Spyder Has Crashed In Shanghai

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I saw this on Instagram this morning, it is a sad loss. Hopefully these 918s will hold up better than CGTs have, it seems a large amount of those were wrecked.
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What a shame. I'm guessing that will need to go back to Germany if there is any chance of it being fixed. I don't think the local body shop will be able to fix that.
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That will make for a kick ass living room couch.

918 crash reminds me of this one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjPcR2h2QME
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Sad, not sure why media reports that it is repairable Certainly not lol.... got to rebuilt the entire car/chassis. Still good for spare parts

Some Intel just came in and he is already getting a new custom-made 918 done. Two in fact: one for him, and one for the GF this time. Can't be stuck without a ride again with that much cash to spend... how embarrassing that can be


^ They are not going to be happy?
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This is NOT the first 918 to leave us. The first one was the Canadian car that burnt to the ground back in October (think it was Oct.) at the gas station.

As for replacing it with a "custom made 918"....good luck with that. Not gonna happen. The 918 was sold-out worldwide last month. Porsche ain't making any more after that. His only hope will be rebuilding this one, if even possible, or buying used with a huge price premium.

FYI. Porsche sold about 30 of the 918s in the last few days leading up to the sell out. Pretty impressive.
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I thought the 918's were all sold out as of a few weeks ago? Personally unless his last name is Porsche, I don't think he or his gf should get another.

At any rate, they say that they because the engine is in the 'back' that they can rebuild these as long as the carbon fiber tub is intact. However, I think they are forgetting this is a bleeding-edge AWD hybrid. Lots if important bits up front, too!

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all unofficial info (intel lol). You know how NEWS goes from an ear to another! Although with 28million residents... it is still a little town

Didn't even know the 918 was sold-out. Impressive. I could have believe what they are saying on the bbs here if you guys wouldn't have confirmed this. Nave lol

Can you seriously fix that?? What I read a few minutes ago (again, all unofficial) is fixing the front-end would come to much more expansive than the car itself (i.e. just in parts and labor)
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Yeah, I heard there were quite a few left, and then a few weeks later that it was sold out via email from the PCA.

Porsche 918 Spyder sold out, with Americans as top buyers
Bloomberg
Porsche sold the last of the limited-edition 918 Spyder supercar, the German company’s most expensive model, and Americans snapped up more than anyone else. U.S. customers bought 297 of the car, with Germany and China accounting for about 100 vehicles each, the Stuttgart-based unit of Volkswagen AG said in a statement.


Porsche 918 Spyder Sold Out, With Americans as Top Buyers - Bloomberg
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FYI. Porsche sold about 30 of the 918s in the last few days leading up to the sell out. Pretty impressive.
Indeed. They sold ~800. Considering this really has to be a billionaire's car, Porsche basically sold one to every other billionaires in the world. Assuming Wikipedia is correct in reporting ~1600 billionaires as of 2014.
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Did you just said a hundred in china, where t f are they??? I want want want to see that

There is a CGT near where I live... this car got to have 250k miles and still roar-ing.... hear it every weeks if home windows are open. That's also all I get to see from "Porsche" locally... from time to time :/ A CarreraGT lol
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Indeed. They sold ~800. Considering this really has to be a billionaire's car, Porsche basically sold one to every other billionaires in the world. Assuming Wikipedia is correct in reporting ~1600 billionaires as of 2014.
It's a $1,000,000 car BFD. If you have $10 million what's 10% of your net worth? BFD. If you have $100 million what's 1% of your net worth? BFD. This is not just a billionaires toy.
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$2,100,000 locally. That's what she pedaled up that tree apparently (RMB13millions lol)
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Why wouldn't Porsche build more??$$$?? I mean they're now all about making money...
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It's a $1,000,000 car BFD. If you have $10 million what's 10% of your net worth? BFD. If you have $100 million what's 1% of your net worth? BFD. This is not just a billionaires toy.
10% of your net worth in one car? Not too smart no matter how rich or poor...
Odds are if someone's making those kinds of decisions they're probably making other bad decisions elsewhere (bad investments, over-leveraging, etc.) and won't be rich for too long. Plunking 10% of your dough into a single car? LOL... not even if I had it.

As one top 0.001% rich person once told me (from a family that was at least five generations outrageously rich),
"it's not about what you make, it's about what you keep."
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hang on you are saying everyone here on 986forum are either millionaire, or not smart?

Just pulling your leg PL.... lol

(at the time my Boxster was over 10% of what I owned if my memory is good... ouch)
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I was about to say, be careful with the percentages, I feel that 95 percent of people who own new cars have more money in that car than 10%. Luckily Homes and such hold value, people that sink tons into a new car can only resale it for a fraction of what they payed.
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Average American Net Worth = $301,000
Average New car cost = $32,000

I'd say that 10% number is hit a lot more than you think (though likely with a lease). Pretty much by anyone driving around in anything nicer than a new Civic could be above that threshold.

I'm not saying it's smart, but I'd bet there are quite a few 918 owners with less than $100 million in net worth. The average Ultra High Net Worth person ($30 to $80 million) has $20 million tied up in business, $5 million in real estate, and $5 million to play with. (Financial Times study)

Again, maybe not smart, but but I'd say that's your target market: People with $5 million to play with. Some will play the market, some will play with cars.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dfb64bdc-4d55-11e3-a220-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2lmSgY6eN
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I bet those two guys in pic 1 are saying,
"do you think we can fix it before my Dad gets home?"

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