Porsche Is Blacklisting People Who Don't Drive Their 911s

This is why you don't bite the hand that feeds you

By Shari Gab

 
Porsche Is Blacklisting People Who Don't Drive Their 911s
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31 May 2017

These Porsches are made for driving. And that’s just what they’ll do.

Or else.

Many a car brand are just fine with their rides sitting idle in a garage, the occasional diaper rubdown notwithstanding. Not Porsche, though. Those belong on the road. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche GT road car development, just stated as much to Car and Driver.

“I personally like to see my cars being used. That’s what we build them for. They are just too good to be left to stand and collect dust,” said Preuninger. “I don’t like this business of people buying our cars to make money on them. That was never our intention. The purpose of limiting a car is not for it to gain value. We don’t want to be laying money on each car’s roof when they run out of the factory.”

In other words: Preuninger wants the 911 keys in enthusiasts' hands only. So he's spearheading a crackdown on people who buy 911s for the purpose of flipping them.

“If you’re flipping cars, then I think it’s understandable that you won’t get on the list for the next car if we have more demand than supply,” Preuninger said. “It’s not a punishment but a strategy: to supply the cars to the customers who will really use them. I think that’s just fair.”

Every single concert venue and/or ticket broker in the country: please take note.

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