It should not be surprising to know that Porsche is extremely detail oriented. But the company is so obsessive about everything, it even has an official policy on an appropriate way to align the company's comb in the center caps on each wheel of each of their cars.
There I was at the Taycan disclosure at 1 p.m. Niagara Falls last month, considering my own business, who did my job and took some pictures of the Turbo S model on screen . When I took a detail image of one of the car's impressive two-color wheels, I made a slight adjustment.
Having learned many moons ago that you can simply twist the center covers of most modern wheels just with your fingers to fit the logo on the cap, but you will, I made the Porsche crown as perfect north-south as I could make it take this picture:
It didn't take long before a Porsche representative approached me and asked, really, what on God's green earth did I think I had the hell to do? Just kidding, they were much more polite. But that was probably what they were thinking.
Regardless, without another word, the Porsche rope moved the cap comb back to its previous adjustment, which to my eyes was almost as good as random. So I asked why.
He kindly informed me that Porsche has a very specific way to adjust the crest on the wheels of all the company's cars, all the way from one screen model of a very revealing event I was attending, down to the press cars delivered to journalists all over the world, down to the cars leaving all dealerships and official Porsche service centers (or at least, that's how it should be).
So what's this not-so-secret formula for the perfect crest adjustment? Simple.
Turn the center cap to the bottom of the top pointing to the wheel lock. The wheel lock must also always be lined with the tire inflation nozzle. If there is no wheel lock on the wheel, turn the center cover until the lower point on the top is in line with the tire nozzle.
You can see it done here at Porsche Cayenne Coupe test car I drove on an official Porsche tour earlier this year:
And you can see it here on the Boxster GTS press car I had a few weeks ago: