It's been 3 months and still the order hasn't been picked up. I'm not sure if I have the patience anymore. I told myself that I'll give it one more month. If it isn't in production by Nov then I'll end up going with one off the lot if it is optioned and a color I want, or go with an entirely different vehicle.
I think you knew going in that the custom color was going to make things take a long time. Only you can decide if it's worth waiting or buying one off the lot. A quick check of Autotrader this morning shows 49 TT-RS's for sale around the country, many of them new on lot 12's or 13's, and then a smattering of lightly used 12's with a variety of colors and options. You could be driving one this weekend.
2012 Porsche Carrera 991
Well seems that if you push hard enough you can actually get some answers. Mine should be going into production in two weeks.
My salesman sent me this info yesterday. Delayed one week (12/10 to 12/17).
Order Entry 06/18/2012 Port Arrived 12/03/2012
Marked Sold Order 06/18/2012 Dealer Invoice
Vehicle Assigned 06/18/2012 Port Hold End
Release to Manuf. 07/19/2012 Rel. to Carrier (Port) 12/07/2012
Factory Inspected Rail Unload
Departure Port Arrived Truck Load
Ship Loaded 11/18/2012
Dealer Delivered Week of 12/17/2012
Last edited by Gateway1; 10-05-2012 at 02:55 PM.
The TT is definitely the more practical choice, with a solid warranty, dealer network and probably higher reliability. The Evora is something else though especially with the supercharger so it actually performs like it looks. I actually prefer the interior over the TT-RS. Leather wraps everything and with the suedetex pack, it is extremely high class and with contrasting stitching. Feels like you are sitting in a baseball glove. The seats are also the most comfortable I have ever sat in.
Anyway, the Evora is out. After the TT-RS I will probably focus on the F-type Jag once they release the coupe with a manual. I should get a couple of good years of enjoyment out of the TT-RS till then.
And yup, this is my daily driver.
But what is the lead time for ordering a Lotus Evora in a custom color?
Patience ran out. Canceling my order. Appears the dealer doesn't actually have an allocation and have strung me along for 4 months.
There just so happens to be one in a standard color that I like (Daytona Gray) and fully configured nearby. They will match the original offer so will check it out this weekend. Maybe I'll walk away with a TT-RS, otherwise it is off to Evoraland.