I spoke to my dealership a few weeks ago and they told me the chip shortage was not the issue . They (Porsche) were having Covid problems . They were ahead of us in variants and behind us in vaccine rollout. A friend (VIP buyer) in another state confirmed a week later its a chip problem . I think its BOTH .NYT article on the chip shortage. Good read: A Tiny Part’s Big Ripple: Global Chip Shortage Hobbles the Auto Industry
"Porsche warned dealers in the United States this month that customers might have to wait an extra 12 weeks to get their cars, because they lack a chip used to monitor tire pressure."
"Porsche has told U.S. dealers that for several months it won’t be able to deliver high-end seats in the Macan S.U.V. that can be adjusted 18 different ways, a popular upgrade. The necessary chips are unavailable."
There is a huge question though .. he wanted too order a Cayenne GTS and could not get the PSCB brakes prior to that .
In short .. the real answer is it does not matter .. car production at Porsche is super tight. In my opinion it means its a sellers market (if you are holding a car wanting out) and a lot car shopping moment .
I did not and would not order a car .