I don't necessarily want to answer for the other poster, but if I was answering that question, I would say that for any car purchaser, when spending a lot of money on a high-end car, when the manufacturer implements meaningful changes shortly after introducing a new model, it has the effect of diminishing the residual value of the one you just purchased. This is a typical "planned obsolescence" model many consumer product companies use to force customers to keep upgrading and buying more product (e.g. smart phones). But with an expensive automobile, that would be a pretty un-customer friendly approach when it is critically important to the brand to maintain and build customer loyalty. So I don't believe it has anything to do with an early customer begrudging a subsequent customer for getting something better. Rather, its is those early customers hoping to maintain the value of their expensive investment a bit longer.
Very well said. I wouldn't be happy if they have a Turbo S next year with better range, I'd actually be dissapointed. But think about it, each cycle the cars get faster and more fuel efficient, just the way it is. If they stroke us and the cars that are coming later this year have better range than the launch cars, that would be bullshit. I'm still gonna take my launch car as soon as it arrives, I've waited long enough and it will be what it will be.
All of these comments cover my thoughts as well.Another concern for me would be why are they changing a design so fast? did they use less then optimal suppliers and components on a high end car? Because batteries and systems haven’t really changed that much in that short of a time. Also the entire test/engineer/refine cycle takes time. Tesla throws out changes left and right before they are fully proven in the name of being “nimble” but that is one of multiple reasons where I don’t trust their engineering. Like the stupid gull wing does that had endless trouble for a long time and wouldn’t stay closed at speed because the engineering was half baked and not fully tested.
This goes doubly for battery systems for me.
I'd like to believe I'm buying a product where the engineering has been rigorously scrutinized and validated because this launch is so important for a major brand like Porsche. Any indication that the product has not been well engineered gives me pause.
For value purposes, I'd like the car to at least have two model years before a succeeding iteration impacts the value of my car. I know with time the tech will of course get better, and that's expected. The coming years of electrification are going to bring some exciting cars our way and maybe something else will catch my eye in several years and it will be time to move on.