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Would this pink Porsche 911 Carrera T seen outside the Porsche Centre Singapore on 12 February 2019 make a good gift for a lady?
Well, if a gentleman were to give it to his lady, it might just ruin their relationship. Why? Especially for non-Germans like us, be aware that the German wordings inscribed on the Porsche 911 are all parts of a pig and this explains the colour pink. Thus, the lady may feel horribly insulted if she were to believe she was being labelled a “pig”.
These are our translations to the German words or German Pork Cut seen on the 911 Carrera T (if anyone spots any mistakes, please pardon us and do let us know):
i. Schulter: Shoulder
ii. Rüssel: Snout
iii. Hals: Neck
iv. Kotlett: Cutlet
v. Haxen: Feet
vi. Schwanz: Tail
vii. Ripple: Ribs
viii. Rueckenspeck: Back bacon
ix. Ohrläppen: Ears
x: Wamme: Belly
The main reason for the pink pig livery is simple: 2019 is the Year of the Pig, according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac cycle. The pig is the twelfth animal in this zodiac, after the dog. The first animal of the Chinese animal zodiac is the rat.
The pig is the last animal of the Chinese zodiac because, according to one legend, it was the last animal to arrive at the Jade Emperor’s party simply because it overslept. The first animal to be at the party was the rat and the subsequent order was based on which animal arrived thereafter.
Interestingly, it is said that the pig is associated with the Earthly branch and the hours from 9-11 at night. “9-11”? Yes, according to cninesenewyear.net (article: Year of the Pig), adding that the pig is “yin” in terms of yin and yang. What a coincidence and a fitting way to dress up a Porsche 911 Carrera T.
Well, do note too, that not everything is negative for the pig. The pig is the symbol of wealth in Chinese culture and its chubby face and big ears are the signs of fortune.
Therefore if taken in the right perspective, this Porsche 911 Carrera T in pink pig livery is a symbol of wealth.
We wish all who have watched our video and read this article: Good fortune and good health in the Year of the Pig.