Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Fun With Numbers

From City AM:

... thanks to a concerted push to appeal to younger buyers, the 111-year-old company has managed to bring the average age of its clientele down by 13 years over the last decade to just 43.

“That means that for everybody who is 60 [buying a Rolls-Royce], you have somebody who is 20,” chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos told City A.M.

Nope, mathematically wrong and seems unlikely. More likely is e.g. for every 60 year old buyer there are nine 42 year olds; or four 39 year olds.


A K Haart said...

Good point. I can't imagine anyone under 40 wanting a Roller.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, would you want one? Me not. Too big.

A K Haart said...

MW - no I wouldn't want one for the same reason. Not sure about the image either.

mombers said...

Surely anybody in a Rolls looks like a nob no matter what age? A nice portmanteau for this is vermillionaire

Bayard said...

Ah, but a vintage one, with the bonnet that looks like a barn? I know someone who had one and was hit by a lorry. The lorry was almost a write-off, but the Roller was only scratched. It also had a straight twelve engine, AFAICR.

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