New registrations in the sports car segment will also be weak in October 2021. A total of only 1,797 sports cars were registered for the first time in the reporting month.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg recorded 178,683 new car registrations in October 2021 and 2,196,244 new registrations in the first ten months of 2021. This means that the rate of registrations in October is minus 34.0 percent, compared to the annual figure they are down 5.2 percent. The sports car segment, however, is doing a lot worse.
Sports car share in 2021 at a very low level
While the sports car statistics achieved an increase of 13.7 percent in May with just over 3,200 models, sales collapsed again in the summer months of June and July. 3,182 sports cars were sold in June 2021, the market share fell from 1.4 to 1.2 percent. In July, the rate fell even further to 2,878 newly registered sports cars. The market share remained at 1.2 percent. In August things went down again: 1,581 sports cars mean a drop to a market share of just 0.8 percent. The 1,722 new registrations in September provided a first slight upswing and things are also slightly uphill in October. 1,797 athletes (market share: 1.0 percent) received a number plate for the first time, but compared to the same month last year, this number represents a dramatic decrease of 33.6 percent. The annual statistics after the first ten months show 23,846 sports cars, the 21er market share is 1.1 percent, the decline compared to the same period last year is 17.4 percent.
While the leader in the segment was still in four figures in May, the 911 from Porsche currently only achieves 690 new customers in October. The market share of the 911 is 38.4 percent, more than twice as high as that of the second-placed BMW Z4 with 243 new registrations and a 14.1 percent market share. Third in the group is the TT from Audi. The Ingolstadt company managed to bring 166 new cars to the customer. The market share is a mere 9.2 percent.
Ferrari F8 on the winning road, Jaguar F-Type with a massive loss
There are no winners this month and in this segment. All models with comparable data to the same month last year are in the red. Leader among the losers: Jaguar with its F-Type. The British were able to bring 24 models into the registration statistics, a drop of 80.8 percent. Second place among the losers was taken by the Mercedes-AMG GT with a decline of 62.5 percent (54 new registrations) and the Mercedes E-Class Coupé with minus 55.2 percent (145 new registrations) - the Stuttgart model at least made it up with this rate rank four.
Compared to the same period last year, some sports car models can even boast positive signs. Among the high-volume vehicles are the Porsche 911 with a plus of 9.6 percent or the Porsche Boxster with a 1.4 percent increase.Among the smaller manufacturers, it is the Aston Martin V8 with a plus of 237.2 percent - but the Briton also only has 145 new registrations for 2021 in total. The Ferrari F8 performed even better with an increase of 257.2 percent. In 2021, 551 customers registered the sports car for the first time.
Note: The registration statistics are the official data of the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes is based on a key number via the manufacturer. Models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer built can also appear in the statistics. This peculiarity can occur in the KBA statistics if, for example, foreign vehicles are registered in Germany for the first time or vehicles receive a new identification number.
The sports cars remain a small, exclusive and expensive club. Even if things went up slightly in absolute numbers in October, the registrations compared to the previous year are a disaster. After all, some car manufacturers can record positive new registrations in the overall statistics. Porsche is way ahead here.