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Porsche Boxter Spyder Crashes into Boise Cars and Coffee

Porsche Boxter Spyder Crashes into Boise Cars and Coffee

An Unfortunate Sequence of Events

In an unfortunate sequence of events, a Porsche Boxter Spyder crashed into a crowd at the Boise Spectrum in Idaho. After a cars and coffee meet-up, the Porsche Boxter driver decided to give the crowd a show on the way out. While the Porsche Boxter Spyder was accelerating, the driver lost traction causing the vehicle to swerve towards the crowd. Unfortunately, the Boxter plowed through many people, placing 11 in the hospital. What was initially an attempt to show off the power of the Boxter Spyder led to a disaster.

Porsche Boxter Spyder Crash at Boise Cars & Coffee

The Porsche Boxter Spyder starts at a MSRP of $82,100. The Boxter sports a 3.8-liter 6-cylinder engine producing 375 horsepower. At 2,899 pounds, the Boxter has decent mileage compared to other sports cars. The Boxter gets 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. On the exterior, the Boxter Spyder has a stylish body kit compared to its predecessors.

In the video above, the Porsche Boxter Spyder can be seen leaving the event. As the Boxter accelerates, traction is lost causing the vehicle to swerve towards the crowd. The Boxter then hopped the curb and plowed into a bunch of people. Fortunately, it seems no one was killed in this incident but on the other hand, many were injured. The impact with the crowd caused a variety of injuries for 11 observers of the event. Warning: The video may be distressing for some people, watch at your own risk.

“Serious but not Critical Injuries”

The Boise Police stated that the crash caused “serious but not critical injuries” to the observers. The event’s organizers also made a statement:

“Speed, racing or any other types of driving are not part of the event. This accident occurred on a public road and was the driver’s sole decision. We do not condone exhibition of speed on any level on public roads.”

Drive Respectfully at Cars and Coffee Events

In the end, hopefully this one incident doesn’t spoil the event for other attendees. Cars and coffee is a great way to display your vehicle and meet new people. There is always a variety of vehicles ranging from basics to exotics. Anyone attending a cars and coffee meeting should respect all laws on the road as this video shows a bad outcome. Overall, the accident was unfortunate and hopefully the injured bystanders heal quickly.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Production Restarts After Cargo Ship Incident

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Production Restarts After Cargo Ship Incident

How Could This Happen!?

On March 12, 2019, the Italian cargo ship “Grande America” was carrying a shipment of over 2,000 European cars across the Atlantic. Unfortunately, the ship sank off of the French Atlantic coast. All of the 27 crew members are thankfully all ok. But the vehicles are lost at the bottom of the ocean. Furthermore, this shipment’s load includes four Porsche 911 GT2 RS models. With a value of $293,200.00 USD MSRP, that’s over 1 million worth of RS models! How could this happen!? Well, there was a fire that broke out on the ship, damaging the ship enough to sink it. So, even if the ship were to not have sunk, the vehicles were most likely a lost cause either way. In all honesty, as even Audi and Porsche would probably agree, the lives of the people outweigh saving any of the 2k cars. But the story doesn’t stop there!

Porsche Restarts Production of 911 GT2 RS

Due to the circumstances, Porsche will restart production of the 911 GT2 RS models to deliver the four units. Now, that’s how a top-notch company takes care of its customers. A Customer of Porsche Brazil sent a letter to Carscoops showing this information. As per the other Porsche vehicles on the ship, there are quite a few on the list. This includes the Boxter, Cayenne, and Cayman. But, the ship didn’t only have Porsche models. Audi was using the ship as well to deliver many vehicles. The non-confirmed list includes the Audi A3, A5, RS4, RS5, and Q7.

Now, to make it worse, the ship loss includes RS4 and RS5 models. Hopefully, the ship and the manufacturers were using insurance on this shipment. Imagine the disappointment after waiting 3 months for a vehicle order. Then, finding out its sitting at the bottom of the ocean. Wow. Hopefully, everyone receives the right car at some point within the next few months. It seems Porsche is hustling along with their orders, so Audi will probably do the same.

A Rare Occurrence on the Ocean Blue

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On the ocean blue, ships sinking are a rare occurrence. Especially, cargo ships and cruise liners that travel the world every day. Right now, there are ships arriving and departing mostly every continent. Maybe not as often from Antarctica, but people still live there at research facilities and so forth. So, deliveries are necessary for survival. Either way, this happening is definitely a shock to the manufacturers and customers alike. From experience, ordering a car from the manufacturer with a delivery date is an amazing adventure. So, it’s great news that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS will go back into production. In conclusion, Porsche deserves a tip of the hat for their willingness to satisfy customers.

Porsche Passport: Car Subscription Service for $2,000 Minimum per Month

Porsche Passport: Car Subscription Service for $2,000 Minimum per Month

Porsche Car Subscription Service

In 2017, Porsche is bringing a brand-new car sales concept to market. Starting in the Atlanta area, Porsche will run a new pilot program that offers car subscription services called Porsche Passport. For $2,000 minimum per month, a Porsche subscriber will have access to any Porsche model they desire, whenever they desire it. Basically, with the subscription service, a subscriber will be able to load an application and request a different model whenever they please. This is an interesting take on profitability and I think this may be the future of auto leases.

Starts November 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

Starting next month, in November 2017, Porsche will offer the subscription service in Atlanta. With a base price of $2,000 per month, this includes sports cars and SUVs. Porsche refers to this as “white-glove” service and plans to provide a flexible schedule to all subscribers. Porsche teamed up with Clutch Technologies, LLC to bring this concept to life. Porsche’s Strategy 2025 is a reason that this concept is being rolled out. Their plan is to appeal more to customers’ desire and to provide the experience of each Porsche sports car.

Starts at $2,000 per Month

For $2,000 per month, the driver will have access to models including the Boxter, Cayman, and 6 other models. At $3,000 per month, the plan increases the number of cars to 22 models including a Cayenne E-Hybrid. The subscription includes detailing, insurance maintenance, registration, and vehicle tax. There is also a $500 activation fee as well as a credit check for people to access the Porsche Passport app. The application will be placed on Android and iOS.

Audi on Demand & Care by Volvo

In San Francisco, Audi runs “Audi on Demand” which is somewhat of a concierge rental service. There is also a plan by Volvo for “Care by Volvo” which is another subscription service. Volvo will not debut this until early 2018 but it will include the new XC40 SUV.

Is the Market Ready for Car Subscriptions?


Overall, car subscription services may be a great way to “lease” vehicles. With access to multiple models at any time, the service is sure to attract many. While at the same time I’d love to own a Porsche, I’d also love to get a chance to drive each model. This method could also be used to allow customers to “test” the cars and could lead to purchases. The cars may not be fully loaded or customized to your liking, it’s still a great deal. In the end, the market will let us know if subscription car service is a go… or not.

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