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No, Norwegians don't just want an electric car

No, Norwegians don’t just want an electric car

This article was first published in Finansavisen.

the cars: There is no doubt that electric cars are applicable in Norway. According to the Road Traffic Information Council, the proportion of new electric vehicles is approaching 80 percent so far this year.

With the announcement of a value-added tax on electric cars over NOK 500,000, there is every reason to believe that many ordinary Norwegians will get used to a new electric car before Christmas.

Popularity: The GTS version of the 911 is the most-recorded so far this year, but 11 units of the powerful 650-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo S were also sold. Photo: Håkon Sæbø / Finansavisen

Hot Selling Turbo S

However, there are still plenty of enthusiasts out there who don’t just want an electric car. A review of cars registered so far in 2022 shows that Porsche’s sales are going well. So far, a total of 29 Porsche 911 GTS cars have been registered, confirming the popularity of this model. The price of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS starts at 2,138,900 NOK, but when additional equipment is loaded, the price quickly swings past 2.5 million NOK.

If you add approx. A million more and you’ll get a well-equipped Porsche 911 Turbo S with 650 horsepower, according to OFV, 11 units registered so far this year. A total of 67911s were registered in Norway, of which 15 GT3s were with a 510 hp naturally aspirated engine and 9,000 rpm at full speed. The starting price for this is 2.583.900 NOK.

1,000 hp

In Formula Norge, which imports and sells, among other things, Ferraris, the volumes are not huge, but 14 new Ferrar cars have been registered in Norway so far. Four new Ferrari Roma have been given Norwegian plates, while three Ferrari SF90 Stradale supercars have been registered.

When testing the Finansavisen engine this car The importer calculated an approximate price. 5.2 million NOK for the car with a V8 engine, a top speed of 340 km/h and a whopping power of 1,000 hp.

Enthusiast's car: Ford Mustang with a V8 engine, five of which are registered.  Here is the Mustang Mach 1. Photo: Photo: Håkon Sæbø / Finansavisen

Enthusiast’s car: Ford Mustang with a V8 engine, five of which are registered. Here is the Mustang Mach 1. Photo: Photo: Håkon Sæbø / Finansavisen

V8 and six in a row

Among the less powerful, but still captivating cars, there is the Ford Mustang with a five-liter V8. Portions of this were recorded in Norway this year. Land Rover has been plagued by delivery issues and that’s probably why there are “only” three units of the much-anticipated Land Rover Defender with a V8 of 525 horsepower registered.

So far, only two new Mercedes-AMG G 63 cars with 585 hp have been registered, but in contrast, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series with a 730 hp V8 engine has been registered.

Sales of the BMW M3 and M4 have naturally gone better, because there are 40 units registered here, the vast majority of which are the 510-hp competition version. The price of the BMW M3 Competition xDrive Sedan starts at 1,306,501 NOK.