Manufacturer Or Dealer’s Error?
Sources report that the fault in the SUV was discovered by one driver while he was stuck in traffic. Other owners around the world who had to pay between $120,000 and $240,000 to purchase the car may probably be embarrassed to learn that their Porsche Cayenne is not as perfect as they thought.
A Melbourne driver while stuck in traffic noticed that the Porsche Cayenne right in his front had a little but quite significant flaw. The issue was that the SUV’s brand name was incorrectly spelt. The badge that appears on the car’s rear bore the name “Porshce” instead of “Porsche”. It isn’t clear whether the car’s owner was aware of the wrong spelling.
Porsche: Not Our Fault
A spokesman of the company is Australia told a media outlet that the company was quite certain that the wrong spelling wasn’t an error on the part of the car manufacturer.
The spokesman added that the company places high premium on details and further stated that their quality control is unrivalled and so he couldn’t see how the error came from the manufacturer’s end. He added that at Porsche’s Germany-based factory, one of the important things they always confirm is that the badging on all their cars is correct.
After it arrives Australia, they also check again as a process in pre-delivery inspection. That implies that they check the badging two different times. He added that the process is carried out on each car the company produces and they pay high attention to quality control.
The spokesman also added that the model which appeared in the picture was not brand new which meant it didn’t just leave dealership. To him, the driver likely knew of the error.
Porsche AG’s Reputation
The German manufacturer of automobile specializes in the production of high-performance sedans, SUVs and sports car. It has its headquarter in Stuttgart and its parent company is Volkswagen AG. Its current lineup consists of Cayenne, Panamera, Macan, 911 and 717 Cayman.
Luxury Institute, New York conducted a survey and awarded Porsche the most prestigious automobile brand. The participants of the survey were about 500 different households that had a minimum of $200,000 as their gross annual income and a minimum net worth of $720,000.
The brand was also the winner of the J.D. Power and Associates IQS in the years 2006 and 2009. They also won in 2010 as well as 2014.
Porsche Project Gold
The company built the Porsche 911 Turbo twenty years after the last one it built and it was sold for a whooping £2.4m at an auction.
The car is a one-off and it comes in gold. Porsche referred to it as Project Gold and it was sold for the sum of £2.4million at the 70th anniversary of the company.
Sources report that the sum would go to the Ferry Porsche Foundation, a foundation that supports its Leipzig and Stuttgart factories. It also supports different works in education,sport, research, social and culture affairs.
The car which is a 993 Turbo was built on a new-old-stock and original bodyshell gotten directly from the factory. It was straightened and subsequently checked with the use of the company’s original equipment and frames. It subsequently went searching for parts pin and found about 6,500 pieces that are specifically for the Turbo.
It has air-cooled twin-turbo and 3.6 litre boxer. It also features a WLS II power kit which helps it produce 444bhp. With the use of new Classic bits of Porsche, it features six-speed gearbox. It has the unique gold paint and a custom interior made up of gold and leather stitching.
It also has gloss-black wheels as well as the series designation which is 001/001. The car has inspired the company to also build two totally new parts for some old 993s and the parts are a black tail pipe and aluminum tank cap.