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Porsche Cayman screws up Cayman web searches

Yup…. for some reason unknown to anyone outside Stuttgart, Porsche have give the name “Cayman” to their new hairdresser mobile (sorry, any Porsche other than a 911 is for hairdressers and ad execs only… I’m normally a flexible guy, but that one is a non-negotiable opinion).

Still, if you are interested and the Audi TT is a little too feminine for you (oops, now you can all see, when it comes to cars, I am possibly prehistoric in my preconceptions!), Porsche have a multimedia website here.

If I ever make my fortune, the Porsche I want is a (fully restored, of course) 1972 911 2.7 Carrera RS lightweight….. my current car has more BHP and better handling… but also has the computer controlled stuff to stop you going off the road backwards in the wet… whereas a 30 year old rear wheel drive, rear engined Porsche certainly engages the adrenaline flow somewhat !

Sorry…. am a bit out of sorts today… bit of the flu… normal sense of protocol and diplomacy should be restored shortly :)

Oh…. and if you are one for odd car names, remember the Toyota MR2 ? Now work out why Toyota had to change the name when they wanted to sell it in France ? first correct answer gets… well, nothing… but will be fun to see how long it takes for someone to come up with the answer ? (clue – phonetics)

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted June 17, 2005 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    MR2 – sounds a little too close to merde doesn’t it, or in this case perhaps twice as much?

  2. TomCayman
    Posted June 18, 2005 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Congrats to “anonymous”… that took less than 5 hours to get the right answer.

    Imagine releasing a car for sale…. “coming to a showroom near you soon… the Toyota s*** !”.. hysterical !

  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 18, 2005 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    Lots of examples of similar faux pas:

    British car manufacturer Vauxhall had to rename its Nova for the Spanish market? “No va” in Spanish, means “doesn’t go”! And Volkswagen realised too late that Passat sounds, in French, like “not that”.

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