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Old 11-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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10 Things you never knew about Porsche

This was likely posted here before, but I've never noticed it
10 things you never knew about Porsche

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Old 11-23-2015, 06:26 PM   #2
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Pretty sure the traditional German racing color is silver ... which started in the 1930s when Mercedes removed the paint from their cars to save weight.

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Old 11-23-2015, 06:34 PM   #3
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Pretty sure the traditional German racing color is silver ... which started in the 1930s when Mercedes removed the paint from their cars to save weight.

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The German color was originally white, but in 1930's the Mercedes and Auto Union cars were silver, and ever since then, the color has been silver.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:27 AM   #5
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Porsche "eh"? I always thought it was properly pronounced Porsch "ah".

Porsche-eh sounds very weird....although as a Canadian, respect, eh!
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German being my first language it makes me cringe when I hear people say Porsch. I can live with Porsch "ah" but prefer Porsch "eh" .
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Having lived in Germany for ten years, I totally agree with the two syllable pronunciation of Porsche. But, I also had German friends who always made fun of the American way of saying the good doctor's name. The "or" portion of his name has a very guttural sound from deep in the throat that Americans just can't replicate.
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Having lived in Germany for ten years, I totally agree with the two syllable pronunciation of Porsche. But, I also had German friends who always made fun of the American way of saying the good doctor's name. The "or" portion of his name has a very guttural sound from deep in the throat that Americans just can't replicate.
As my neighbor would say: Vell, zat ees verrrgy nieze.
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Never knew that they made engines for Mclaren under the name TAG. Thanks for that

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