Building and Shipping my Spyder

Now that I settled on and submitted my final build to my Sales Associate, Porsche needs to do their thing to build the car and ship it to me! I enjoyed watching this process unfold when I ordered my 2016 Targa and now I get to do it again with the Spyder.

The schedule:

  • Jan 31st, 2021 – Build finalized with my Sales Associate
  • February 26th, 2021 – Planned build start
  • Late April – Estimated delivery to Porsche Oklahoma City, my dealership for this car

After Porsche finishes building a car headed to the United States, it gets moved to a port at Emden, Germany. Cars are loaded onto specialized vehicle carriers where they are shipped around the world.

In my case, Porsche beat all of their estimates. The car was built early and was ready to ship out from Emden, Germany on March 5th on the Goodwood vehicle carrier with a updated arrival estimate at the dealership for April 16th but trending early. Thanks to the internet and sites like MarineTraffic.com, obsessed buyers like myself are able to track the progress along the way.

Getting ready to leave Emden, Germany on March 5th, 2021:

Arriving at the Port of Houston, USA on March 29th (multiple stops along the way):

Here is a video of Porsche building an engine along the assembly line as an example of what happens behind the scenes. Pay special attention to how involved this process is…it will come back in my next post 🙂

Here’s a longer (and bit boring) video of full cars being made for a in-depth look at the process.

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