Thursday, December 21, 2017

Auto: Porsche 911 on Track for Record Year in U.S.

Porsche believes 2018 could be the best-selling year for the 911 in the U.S. on record.

Porsche Cars North America chief executive Klaus Zellmer believes that the host of new 911 variants heading to the U.S. market next year will ensure unprecedented sales figures.

“911 is going to be very strong because we have the GT models that we're not delivering this year but next year. The pent-up demand is enormous there — GT3, GT2 RS. We're going to see huge numbers next year,” Zellmer revealed to Automotive News.

Deliveries of the facelifted GT3 are ramping up across the country and early next year, both the GT3 Touring and GT2 RS will land stateside. Shortly after, the 2018 911 Carrera T will reach dealership floors, bringing with it customers looking for a purist’s car.

This year, Porsche expects to sell approximately 9,000 911s in the U.S. The highest sales year for the current generation 911 was in 2013 when 10,442 examples were sold.

The increased demand for the 991.2-generation 911 range comes despite the fact that the 992-generation model is just around the corner.

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