I received my confirmation letter through the post yesterday. Includes my receipt and invoice for the deposit and also a covering letter explaining my expected build slot of September 2012 and also the schedule of payments to be taken.
Essentially, the second deposit of £6000 is due 12 weeks ahead of the build slot, so June/July time for me. The final balance gets taken just ahead of delivery and obviously varies based on the options you take up.
The sooner you enter, the earlier you get your car. To date, I know that there are at least 17 people entered into the Academy (so that’s half the first grid filled even before this years Academy takes to the track!)