Comment Of The Day: 'Simplify And Add Markup' Edition

Image: Porsche
Image: Porsche

After we wrote about rumors that Porsche may throw the wonderful 4.0-liter flat-six into the next Boxster Spyder, a few readers put themselves into the minds of the company’s German engineers and marketing managers.


Reader theshinobi01 thinks the Germans are headed to the bank with their brilliant flat six-centric thinking, writing:


ScoobsMcGee decided to poke fun at Porsche pricing, using a revised version of Colin Chapman’s famous “Simplify, then add lightness” quote, only to have user RX finish off Stuttgart’s bean-counters with a roundhouse kick about ridiculously priced options.

For your efforts, RX, ScoobsMcGee and theshinobi1, I present to you this song about a Porsche:

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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Congrats on COTD my fellow Jalops.