I went into the local dealer to spec out an STO in an effort to join the V10 club. I've never ordered new, so I had (and have) questions about the process and the current STO situation. This thread, and others, have been extremely helpful, and I appreciate the input but it still is a bit confusing and nerve-wracking.
Following is what I was told, your perspectives on any aspect is welcome:
1) They have a list of 9 people in line who have put deposits but have not yet received allocations. Others, of course, have received allocations and are awaiting delivery, though none have arrived at the dealer as of yet. The first delivery is expected in the next 30 days. They have been averaging 2-3 allocations per month, but last month was abnormally zero, as allocations were received without the Contrast Pack, but all depositees want the Contrast Pack and passed.
2) A $10k, fully refundable, deposit would put me on this list and they would sell the vehicle at MSRP from dealer configurator plus $3,700 destination fee and $2,100 GGT.
3) Surprisingly, the configurator the SA used was the same online configurator I used at home. He then input it into what look liked a MS-DOS program from 1989 which populated prices for the options.
4). They had no paint, interior, or wheel samples. Although their website showed three new lambos in stock, they had none. "All have been sold."
5) Magnesium wheels did not come up as an option; nor did he have any information about options regarding replacing at a future date. I imagine this is reasonable, as I'm just getting in line, not actually finalizing a spec. Any specific supply issues could be addressed when the actual order is placed.
6). However, alcantara Bicolor sport seats did come up as an option, which surprised me as members of this forum placing orders were not allowed to finalize spec with them. Perhaps, the online configurator (and MSDOS program) want to show options that are available without supply constraints, but then why not show magnesium wheel option? Same with the full exterior shiny carbon pack, it came up and priced $21,600.
7) Being number 10 on the list, at an allocation rate of 2-3 per month, would expect 4 months till my allocation is confirmed. Add 6 months till delivery, so April 2022.
Anything above not make sense, or would cause you to contact a different dealer?
Sidebar... My intent is to buy a special car that I enjoy for a long time, and that my other half can also enjoy and drive. Letting her spec it out, and be engaged during the entire process. In her mind, it would be her car.
So I'm not asking for marital counseling here, but are there any concerns with her driving a RWD street legal track car, from a safety perspective? She's driven a Gallardo, and my SVJ, but both are AWD. She isn't going to be pounding the accelerator, nor trying to push it to the limit (hers or the cars). So, she prefers the look of coupes vs spyders, but we have never owned a spyder or roadster, so I was leaning toward an EVO RWD Spyder, until this damn thread... At any rate, can't go wrong with either option, but my thought is that the STO would also be a longer term own. Is the EVO spyder is better for this application?
Thanks in advance.