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evo-r 08-24-2013 10:09 PM

Rear Emblem Poll: "986", "Spyder" or "986 + Spyder"?
 
I'm thinking of replacing my rear "Boxster" emblem with something else. I initially was just going to do "986" then saw the "Spyder" and like the script too. Finally, inspired by the new 918 Spyder and think maybe I should do "986 + Spyder" (top/bottom). I know mine is not a "Boxster Spyder" but to me any convertible sports car can be called a "Spyder". What’s your vote?

Here is a rear shot of the 918 Spyder
http://www.automobilemag.com/green/news/1003_2011_porsche_918_spyder_hybrid_concept/photo_85.html#

jb92563 08-24-2013 10:25 PM

Just keep it real and stay with the official model name, unless you bought the 986 Spyder conversion top.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3kJzlebe5I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

tonichristi 08-24-2013 10:33 PM

The way I see it, your only options are "Boxster", "986", or "Porsche".
"Spyder" would be a terrible case of posing.

madmods 08-25-2013 12:19 AM

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j.fro 08-25-2013 04:59 AM

I thought Spyder was the term for a car with no top at all.

evo-r 08-25-2013 05:21 AM

I think I'm going with my first instinct and get the "986", thanks for all your opinions :cheers:

Boxtaboy 08-25-2013 05:36 AM

How bout just PORSCHE?...
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps7f53e208.jpg

evo-r 08-25-2013 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxtaboy (Post 359307)
How bout just PORSCHE?...

The "PORSCHE" emblem is very nice but since I ready have the word "PORSCHE" in my vanity plate therefore I don't wanna over play it. :D

Boxtaboy 08-25-2013 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by evo-r (Post 359308)
The "PORSCHE" emblem is very nice but since I ready have the word "PORSCHE" in my vanity plate therefore I don't wanna over play it. :D

LOL. I once had PORSHHA on my vanity plate when I lived in NYC, and saw that a blogger actually wrote something about me driving by him while he was waiting at a bus stop. It wasn't very nice what he said, and I posted a comment on it telling him, hey that was me! :)

madmods 08-25-2013 06:14 AM

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madmods 08-25-2013 06:22 AM

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heliguy 08-25-2013 06:57 AM

There's nothing wrong with "Spyder". You're not creating heresy and it's your car...personalize it the way you want.

madmods 08-25-2013 08:14 AM

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tconnarn 08-25-2013 08:41 AM

I like the Porsche lettering from the newer model. The word spyder seems to be interpreted differently by different manufacturers. My interpretation is that the roof either does not exist or is completely removable in a spyder model. You could put "roadster" on it as another option

Crono0001 08-25-2013 10:16 AM

But the word 'Spyder' refers to a specific Porsche model.

We can't put "Spyder" on our back just like Carerras can't put "Turbo" on theirs. Or even worse, an AMG badge on a Mercedes. It's just posing to be something you're not.

And the word you're all thinking of is 'Roadster', a two seat convertible. Car manufacturers use 'Spyder' for all kinds of different cars. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Ckrikos 08-25-2013 10:33 AM

There is no option for neither. It's a big pain to wax with the emblem.

heliguy 08-25-2013 10:49 AM

Do you guys ever get tired of the cutesy name "Boxster" that Porsche stuck on our wonderful cars and yearn for one with a little more testosterone?

tonichristi 08-25-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by heliguy (Post 359367)
Do you guys ever get tired of the cutesy name "Boxster" that Porsche stuck on our wonderful cars and yearn for one with a little more testosterone?

No, not at all :p

tonichristi 08-25-2013 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by heliguy (Post 359330)
There's nothing wrong with "Spyder". You're not creating heresy and it's your car...personalize it the way you want.

Except that its a complete lie no different than putting a Ferrari emblem on it :rolleyes:

Crono0001 08-25-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by heliguy (Post 359367)
Do you guys ever get tired of the cutesy name "Boxster" that Porsche stuck on our wonderful cars and yearn for one with a little more testosterone?

It is what it is.
I don't like Ferrari LaFerrari, but it's wrong for me to just re-badge it as "F50"


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