I’ll let other chime in but I’m fairly certain this is a US delay, not just state. I also don’t think it’s 100% due to the regulatory process for the new engine (because why would Porsche feel compelled to compensate us for that kind of delay, they haven’t in the past). My SA was speculating that it was due to production ramping on the Taycan in Zuffenhausen, which is causing delays on other model lines.Does anyone know if the delay for turbo certification is a “US” delay or just a California delay? Has anyone received a 2020 turbo macan in the US?
Nervous about this as well, but one thing that was strange was the GTS build allocation was actually EARLIER than the Turbo. I had locked in a Turbo allocation many weeks ago, but obviously GTS just because available.Also curious if the GTS will have the same NA delays.
I would stick with the turbo rather than going aftermarket to get turbo level powerWith the Turbo delays and the GTS announcement, im considering switching my build over to a GTS allocation. The engine appears the same on the GTS, and it includes a lot of great options. I configured a GTS and Turbo as close as possible and they are roughly 8k apart. With a tune, it should have the same power capabilities as the Turbo from what i can gather..
I have an S order waiting in the cloud for a March build, May delivery. My C450 comes off lease June. I could drive the Z4 for a few months if necessary. My S build is very similar to a GTS. Couple of grand more. Resale would more than make that up. My SA has my new GTS build. Waiting until January to see if more clarity develops. But this thread is depressing. Can’t/won’t drive the Z4 past October.Turbo is a better buy. Only 15 hp for the GTS over the S. The voucher cut off was if your car was already built before october 31st I've heard.
GTS should be delayed as well as it's the same engine but a new tune. Which gets new epa ratings and approvals. Remember the cayenne s already has the macan turbos engine and the macan turbo still got delayed due to a different tune and different weight car etc. Lots of variables. Every setup needs it's own separate approval. I doubt the gts will arrive to north Americans until Feb 2021.
Thanks for the update, DJ9. You're getting me info before my SA serves it up! My build is at port, and I was vouchered too. I totally understand why you are opting out of the Port inventory. I'm on the other side of the coin. I'm still on track to receive my turbo when it arrives. At the very least it will be a data point for this forum. I will be happy to share my experience as it unfolds.Guys, my SA called me that the status of the cars held at port has changed to March in his system, some guys who have them at port don’t want to wait for a new build are going to take them if this date sticks. I’m still going to pass on mine at port still and jump on my reorder that is coming in May- doesn’t seem right to take the car that has been sitting at port since Dec for my situation. I guess if you don’t mind and have time sensitive reasons no harm taking the order sitting at port.
Just wanted to provide the update....
So do you think this means your initial February delivery for Turbo, now July, means the GTS initial delivery of “summer 2020” will be Jan 2021? Or the Turbo and GTS will be both certified by July?The Macan GTS will fall under the same timing and same delay as well.”