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    Fake badging

    This is pathetic on so many levels and is shockingly common in Kuwait.

    http://kuwait.q8car.com/en/cars/porsche/panamera_s/2011/139522/itemdetails.aspx

    Do you guys see this happening in your parts of the world? How do you feel about it?

    rulesdontapply


    Re: Fake badging

    Yes, we have a lot of  "fake badging" in Germany, I've seen E63 AMG, M5 and M3, even C63 AMG on many cars which definitely weren't AMG or M models. Also the owner of a Croatian restaurant over here drives a Cayenne Turbo...with silver painted brake calipers.  I have also seen many 911, especially 996, with an original or aftermarket rear wing, saying GT3 but with sometimes black brake calipers or the ordinary exhaust pipes.

    Usually however, people play underdogs over here: They remove the badges (or order the car without model designation) or they put something "smaller" on them.

    I decided to re-badge my Panamera Turbo S but instead of the long Panamera Turbo S lettering, I used "turbo S" only. Looks much better in my opinion but some people could suspect that this isn't really a Turbo S because of that. I don't care, especially since you can read "turbo S" on the speedo and door sills. When I start the car also in the PCM.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: Fake badging

    My BMW 545i is de-badged...stealth is the way to go


    Re: Fake badging

    I once owned a BMW 318i Cab - the badge was already absent when I bought it! (at least it still sported it's single exhaust)


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    C2S - Basalt/Black XC90 - Black/Black 2 kids, 1 dog


    Re: Fake badging

    Oh wow you have no idea how normal that is here. Not to mention how ticked off I get about it. You mention it, BMW M, Merc AMG, Porsche Turbo or Turbo S badges. Even some cross contamination as tuners put the cursive "Turbo" badge on anything form a VW to a Honda. I even saw a red fiat coupe once with full Ferrari shields, badges, lettering on the rear deck, the whole thing. It really gets on my nerves. 

    My opinion has always been that if you own any car model, lets say for example a 3 series, and you have the basic version but like the appeareance of the M3, by all means get any cosmetic upgrades that are going to make you enjoy your car more, no harm in that. But when you put the fake badge on, that's when you make the mistake. 


    Re: Fake badging

    I once saw a 997.1 Turbo in Newport Beach here, with a Turbo S badge on the back.

    I was tempted to wait for the owner to go to his car and ask him some questions... Smiley


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    2005 997S Blk/Blk


    Re: Fake badging

    Happens a lot in Belgium, not so much in Switzerland, most fast cars are de-badged here. I was actually considering putting 316Ci on my CSL, as I'm always laughing when I see a 3.0tdi-badged RS6 for example, I love that.


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    I saw this at a parking a while ago, its a 996 Carrera2 but with GT3 rear wing, C4S rear bumpers, double exhaust tips and GT3 badge... and the best thing is, the adjustable GT3 wing is tilted for greater downforce  I just had to stop an take of picture of this with my phone laughlaughlaugh ...  hoping no one would see me and think I was taking a picture because I was admiring the "Porsche"  angry

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    Re: Fake badging

    Years ago I saw a 7 Series BMW with all Volvo badges.....a new definition for "stealth"!


    Re: Fake badging

    Once saw a 911 " Carrera"  with a  Chevrolet " Camaro " badge on the rear lid - now THAT was clever and cool as a fellow Porsche owner !

    My wife thought it was elitist ( in that  current "1 percenter " way ) and stated that its owner would probably get keyed at some point , and she was probably right.

     


    Re: Fake badging

    Just passed by a macadamia 997.2 Carrera with standard brakes painted PCCB yellow and bright yellow "4S" lettering crudely applied next to the silver "Carrera" logo.

    I was also at my Porsche dealer yesterday evening and saw a black Cayenne V6 awaiting delivery... with "Cayenne S" badging on the back as per the customer's request. I have half a mind to walk around with some dental floss in my pocket to just pull the damn badging off cars like this.

    rulesdontapply


    Re: Fake badging

    964C2:

    Years ago I saw a 7 Series BMW with all Volvo badges.....a new definition for "stealth"!


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


     
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