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Old 06-30-2020, 10:58 AM   #1
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718 Boxster GTS 4.0 Pricing

Just happened to see that the configurator is up on Porsche's US site.

https://www.porsche.com/usa/models/7...ts-4-0-models/

Maybe I did not look or click carefully, but when configured similarly, I was disappointed to see the price difference was only about 4-5k.

Sure, the power top is great and 5k is no small amount. But you do miss out on a much nicer front end, GT-tuned suspension, more power, higher redline, and a bunch of other bits. Also, the Spyder is bound to hold up better on resale.

Perhaps this just means that they priced it right.

A good GTS 4.0 review that references the Spyder:

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:05 AM   #2
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Just happened to see that the configurator is up on Porsche's US site.

https://www.porsche.com/usa/models/7...ts-4-0-models/

Maybe I did not look or click carefully, but when configured similarly, I was disappointed to see the price difference was only about 4-5k.

Sure, the power top is great and 5k is no small amount. But you do miss out on a much nicer front end, GT-tuned suspension, more power, higher redline, and a bunch of other bits. Also, the Spyder is bound to hold up better on resale.

Perhaps this just means that they priced it right.

A good GTS 4.0 review that references the Spyder:

Does the Spyder still use that dumb top? That remains a deal-breaker for me, since the ease of the top is one of the nicest things about the Boxster for daily use.


Also, this is it, all you need:

Guards Red
G1
$0
Roadster Top in Black
4V
$0
Interior Color
Standard Interior in Black Leather/Race-Tex with Race-Tex Seat Centers
GF
$0
Exterior
Deletion of "GTS 4.0" Decal on Doors
712
$0
Deletion of Model Designation on Rear
498
$0
Performance
6-speed Manual Transmission
480
$0
Wheels
20" 718 Sport Wheels in Satin Black
393
$0
Interior
Sport Seats Plus (2-way)
P04
$0
Audio and Communication
BOSE® Surround Sound System
9VL
$990
Navigation including Porsche Connect
P40
$2,320
Total Price*
$93,560
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:14 AM   #3
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Does the Spyder still use that dumb top? That remains a deal-breaker for me, since the ease of the top is one of the nicest things about the Boxster for daily use.


Also, this is it, all you need:

Guards Red
G1
$0
Roadster Top in Black
4V
$0
Interior Color
Standard Interior in Black Leather/Race-Tex with Race-Tex Seat Centers
GF
$0
Exterior
Deletion of "GTS 4.0" Decal on Doors
712
$0
Deletion of Model Designation on Rear
498
$0
Performance
6-speed Manual Transmission
480
$0
Wheels
20" 718 Sport Wheels in Satin Black
393
$0
Interior
Sport Seats Plus (2-way)
P04
$0
Audio and Communication
BOSE® Surround Sound System
9VL
$990
Navigation including Porsche Connect
P40
$2,320
Total Price*
$93,560
A bargain!

Edit: Built mine and ended up at $100k. Lava Orange and 14-way seats. And a couple of other things. Although, I have to say, that Aventurine Green is kind of interesting. Also, Eurodelivery is available, for when Americans are no longer non-grata abroad...

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:37 AM   #4
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That’s insane pricing or maybe I’m just getting old.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:39 AM   #5
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14 way seats? I assume this somehow involves sexual positions but idk
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Some local demos here (possibly from the Performance Center):

https://www.hennessyporsche.com/used...18-boxster.htm

Edit: All PDKs, alas.

Oops. The 4 cylinder. Obviously haven't been following closely. But, we do get more than our fair share of Performance Center demos, so probably next year will see some lightly used (ie: abused by PCA drivers and paying visitors) 6 cylinders for sale.

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Does the Spyder still use that dumb top? That remains a deal-breaker for me, since the ease of the top is one of the nicest things about the Boxster for daily use.
Agreed. And it's stupid. I also rather have the power top. It's far better than the 987 Spyder top, which was utterly ridiculous, but nothing dropping or raising the roof on the move. Also, the stupid Spyder top is not insulated.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:06 PM   #8
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14 way seats? I assume this somehow involves sexual positions but idk
LOL

It's probably not as impressive as it sounds because each adjustment counts as a "way" so moving the seat forward back is 2 for example. Lumbar is 4. My guess is:
Lumbar 4
Forward/Back 2
Backrest: 2
Height: 2
side bolsters: 2
thigh support: 2

Sometimes they count headrest adjustments as well which further inflates the number.

That's 14. Basically the same amount of adjustments as an e90 with sport seats. Nice but not mind blowing.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:05 PM   #9
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I took a swag. I am debating between the Espresso / Cognac natural leather or the full GTS interior. If I go to the Espresso / Cognac my price comes down to $106k LOL

Description
No.
Price
Price
Base Price 718 Boxster GTS 4.0
982360
$88,900
Price for Equipment
$18,100
Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee
$1,350
Total Price*
$108,350
Exterior Color
Gentian Blue Metallic
1A
$650
Roadster Top in Brown
6V
$0
Interior Color
Leather/Race-Tex Interior in Black/Chalk i.c.w. GTS Interior Package
GE
$2,160
Packages
Premium Package
P9G
$3,600
LED Headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
$0
Light Design Package
$0
Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
$0
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
$0
Porsche Entry & Drive
$0
Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell
$0
Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
XHW
$0
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System
9VJ
$3,710
Performance
6-speed Manual Transmission
480
$0
Wheels
20" Carrera Sport Wheels Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur
XRD
$1,260
Interior
GTS Interior Package
088
$3,690
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package
P07
$3,030
Interior Carbon Fiber
Audio and Communication
Total Price*
$108,350
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:44 PM   #10
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It's probably not as impressive as it sounds because each adjustment counts as a "way" so moving the seat forward back is 2 for example. Lumbar is 4. My guess is:
Lumbar 4
Forward/Back 2
Backrest: 2
Height: 2
side bolsters: 2
thigh support: 2

Sometimes they count headrest adjustments as well which further inflates the number.

That's 14. Basically the same amount of adjustments as an e90 with sport seats. Nice but not mind blowing.

I have these seats on both of my cars, there is no side bolster adjustment ... I should know what the 14 way is for but I need to go look at my car later and figure it out.

BTW this seat for me is important for the comfort level, I need a seat I can tilt both the front and back and the 18 ways are too tight for me in the shoulder area.
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