Imagine investing in a car that costs around $120K only to find out it has a major and quite obvious mistake. We’re not quite sure whether the owners of this Porsche Cayenne have realized it yet or not, but now that it has made international news, they are bound to figure it out.
Thanks to one amazing commuter in Melbourne, Australia, who seems to have a very sharp eye for detail, we have now come to witness a Porsche that has a flaw. Like most people who consider luxury cars to be the epitome of grace and perfection, it comes as a shock to us that Porsche, of all car manufacturers, would have a car on the streets that misspells Porsche as Porshce.
Who’s Fault Is It?
The company’s office in Australia has denied all responsibility for the mistake, highlighting its meticulous attention to detail and how all the quality checks and controls make it near to impossible for any Porsche model to have a mistake in its make or design.
While detailing some of the procedures and processes which the car company has installed at its factory in Germany, the Australian spokesperson commented that the badges of the car are checked at two different stages, first at the manufacturing stage and then at the pre-delivery stage when the car is already at the dealership ready for sale.
These steps are followed with every car that the company makes and sells, and the badges on the car are especially checked as well to ensure no errors, such as the one mentioned above, are made.
Since the company has assured that the fault could not have come from their end, it has become a matter of great curiosity as to what actually happened that led to this Porsche model sporting the wrong spelling of its own name at its rear end. Lots of theories have surfaced, for example that the misspelling is actually a prank that someone has pulled on the owner of the car.
While that may be entirely true, however it is to be noted that that the shifting of the letters has been done with excellent attention to detail. For example, taking off badges from the body of the car, which have probably been glued on to its body, can easily result in the paintjob getting messed up. The paintjob of a car is very expensive, and in the case of a Porsche Cayenne it will probably cost you more than what it’s worth.
But why anyone would deliberately misspell Porsche at the back of a Cayenne is beyond logic, so we are more inclined to believe that it was a repair job sometime in this Cayenne’s life that led to this phenomenal blunder. The owner of the vehicle may or may not be aware of the mistake, but for now the car continues to spread a smile on the face of all those stuck in the Melbourne traffic.
The Porsche Cayenne
The first of the Porsche Cayenne came into the market all the way back in 2002, although it started selling in North America sometime in 2003. Ever since 1995, this was the first time that Porsche had gone for a V8-engined car, and since the 1950s it was the first variant in the off-road category to be built by the company.
Also, the Cayenne was the first Porsche that had four doors installed into it. All of this made the Cayenne a novelty even in the Porsche line-up, and the car sold around the world like hot cakes even with its $100K+ price tag.
So for a model that continues to remain such an integral part of Porsche’s lineup to carry a misspelt badge on its rear does not reflect nicely on the company’s claim of having industry-leading quality checks and controls.
One thing is for sure: now that this Cayenne has become famous for this, Cayenne owners around the world would surely be checking the back of their cars to ensure they have not suffered the same fate, and sooner or later we will find out whether this problem has happened to someone else.