After months of agonising between buying the FGX XR8 or VF SSV Redline, I ordered the Redline in March and got delivery at the end of April. I went for the SS because there was a six month or longer wait for the XR8 with no guarantee that I would actually get one. Only 1200 were to be built, the autos were in very short supply, yet today more than 1200 are being built and it is the manual that is in short supply. Ford have been treating customers and dealers like mushrooms.
Had I ordered the XR8 I would still be waiting delivery and yes, I would be very pissed off that a Sprint would now be available that would outperform the XR8.
Having said that I’m also annoyed that Holden, two months after I took delivery, released the updated VFII Redline with 6.2-litre, bi-modal pipes and rear Brembos; same power, more goodies for the same price I paid with W310 pack.
ED: We feel your pain, Bob but unfortunately this tactic by manufacturers is as old as the hills. I still remember owners of the original Clio Williams crying into their Pernods when Renault quickly sold out the 3800 car run – all with inflated prices and numbered plaques - and then decided that 12,100 was a more suitable production run.
Cue the Clio Williams 2 and the Clio Williams 3.
It’s greedy but all you can do is buy the best car on offer and convince yourself not to worry about future product!