There’s a subscription service for just about everything these days. Pocket squares, beef jerky, prepared meals, non-prepared meals, and everything inbetween can all now be delivered straight to your doorstep on a monthly basis, all in the name of convenience.
Now though, Porsche have brought a new spin on the subscription craze, with the introduction of a new service that allows those well-off enough to literally subscribe to Porsche’s cars. Pay a fee, and each month you’ll be given your choice of Stuttgart’s finest to drive around for that month.
The service, entitled Porsche Passport, has a $500 sign up fee and has two levels to choose from. The base level, titled ‘Launch’ allows access to the 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman S, Macan S and Cayenne, all for the price of about US$2000 a month.
For an extra grand, you can upgrade to the ‘Accelerate Package’, which gives you access the 911 Carrera S, Panamera 4S, Macan GTS and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, all just a fingertip away.
The entire service is controlled through Porsche Passport’s smartphone app, a collaboration with US based tech company Clutch Technologies. All maintenance, taxes, rego and insurance is covered in the fee, and Porsche also promise ‘white-glove’ delivery, meaning that your chosen car for the month will arrive at your doorstep in factory-fresh condition.
So, when can you expect to be able to sign up? Porsche Passport begins its first trial period in November throughout the area of Atlanta, USA. However, Porsche’s Australian branch recently told CarAdvice that it has no plans currently to introduce the service to Australia. Shafted again.