Since Porsche was acquired completely by the Volkswagen Group things have been changing in its bowels. The Cayenne marked the beginning of collaborations in technology and platforms with its parent and with the passage of time the technological ties have been strengthening. Obviously has resulted in considerable savings when the engineer of the House of Stuttgart put hands to work to develop a new model, and as such it has resulted in a higher profitability of the company.
However, in the quest to save costs of design and development can fall into real aberrations. In the automobile sector, there have been cases of unique models which have seen their aura faded by have been paid to share expenses with another brand. For this reason, Porsche are agreed to share technology with the Volkswagen Group, but not in all areas or at any price.
Oliver Blume, head of Porsche, in the firm are welcome to collaborate with its parent said the development of new technologies that enable them to improve their cars before the competition. However, has warned that its Boxster engines do not touch and therefore do not enter within the possible technology transfers that can be done between the brand and its parent company.
These statements have emerged in the heat of the rumors that confirmed that the next generation of the Porsche 911 would share the platform with the next generation of the Audi R8. In addition, part of the platform of this 911 would serve to give life to the next Cayman and Boxter it cost savings for development and work for the engineers of the firm would be more considerable.
However, Oliver Blume clarified that the use of technology and platforms of his brothers Audi and Volkswagen will be subject to what customers demand. He pointed out that if clients detect that the image of Porsche is diluted with this practice they will have to take other measures as their models are unique and cannot be match to the least elitist Audi or Volkswagen.
Source – Porsche