Porsche angry over Nissan killer ads in UK
Porsche is apparently threatening to sue Nissan in the United Kingdom over an ad campaign attacking the performance of rival German brands, also including BMW and especially Audi. It seems Nissan is also using marked rival cars to roam the streets.
Britain’s The Guardian says that Nissan’s very public outdoor ad campaign uses lines like “How to beat the Germans”, “The Germans Came Off Wurst”, “Kaisers Chiefed” and “The Winner Hans Down”, next to claims that Nissan’s sports cars, the 370Z and the GT-R, outperformed German rivals in various races at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany.
Those door markings are done in the style of classic fighter planes, where pilots used to mark their kills on the plane’s body. Porsche is complaining over the unauthorised use of their logo, but it looks like Audi should be crying more over losing the most number of times.
Nissan is also driving around an Audi TT and a Porsche Cayman in public with messages such as “More Expensive. Slower And Less Powerful Than a Nissan 370Z” pasted on the cars.