It’s not uncommon to give loved ones, family or pets nicknames, quite on the contrary. But there’s also something else that moves us so much that we often call it a pet name. Exactly! Our cars.
The creations range from loving to mocking, sometimes even admiring. A racing car from Porsche, a 917/20 model of 1971 was, for example, nicknamed « The Sow » because it wasn’t only painted piggy pink but also designed with meat consignments. However, other manufacturers didn’t have it any better. The Volvo P 1800 ES was popularly called « Snow White’s Coffin » because of its glass rear and the BMW Isetta was called « kissing bubble » – probably because he was very popular with young couples.
Some vehicles were allowed more charming names like Cremeschnittchen or even Goddess. Probably the most famous nickname for a car is and remains the ‘Beetle’, which became popular super fast and was even picked up by VW in advertising. By the way, the original Beetle, the KDF-Car can be seen in our Ferdinand Porsche Erlebnsiwelten fahr(T)raum. Do you have a nickname for your car? Share it with us – maybe it’ll become famous too!