It’s now easier than ever to join the exclusive club of Porsche 911 ownership thanks to new lease deals being offered on the iconic supercar. Porsche has been offering a 24 month lease deal on its 911 and according to the company, the promotion has been a runaway success when compared to the previous 36 month deal.
Not only that, Porsche is also running a six-month lease pull-ahead deal on all of its sports cars in order to boost the number of low-mileage used cars and get more people into new models. Owners are tending to keep their cars for longer and Porsche is hoping to change that and hopefully return to its stellar sales performance of 2007 where 34,693 new models rolled out the door here in the U.S.
Already this year, more than 22 percent of all 911 leases have been for the shorter 24 month deal, up from 10 percent before Porsche introduced its special lease pull-ahead. Additionally, Porsche also reduced the monthly payment by about 10 percent, down to $1,263, which brings it closer in line to the $1,118 monthly payment for the 36 month lease. This reduction was made possible due to improved residual values and lower interest rates, according to Porsche.
If you still prefer to buy your cars, the Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $78,750, while the range-topping 911 GT2 RS is priced at $245,950. The prices include shipping. Some of the more popular variants have been the new 911 Carrera GTS and hardcore GT3.
Hopefully, the lower priced 24 month lease deal will still be offered when the all-new 2012 Porsche 911 rolls in early next year.
[Automotive News, sub req’d]