Since Porsche was acquired fully by the Volkswagen Group, things have been changing in their bowels. The Cayenne marked the beginning of the collaborations in the field of technology and platforms with its parent and with the passage of time the ties technology have been strengthened. Obviously has resulted in considerable savings when the engineer of the house of Stuttgart is put hands to work to develop a new model and as such has resulted in a higher profitability of the company.
however, in the quest to save the costs of design and development can fall in genuine aberrations. In the automotive industry, there have been cases of unique models that you have seen how his aura was blurred by have been paid to share expenses with another brand. For this reason, Porsche agree in sharing technologies with the Volkswagen Group, but not in all areas or at any price.
As stated by Oliver Blume, head of Porsche, in the firm are open to collaborating with your matrix for the development of new technologies that allow them to improve their cars before the competition. However, he cautioned that their engines boxter do not touch and therefore do not fall within the possible transfers of technology can take place between the brand and its array.
These statements have emerged in the heat of the rumors confirmed that the next generation of the Porsche 911 would share platform with the next generation of Audi R8. In addition, part of the platform of this 911 would serve to give life to the next Cayman and Boxter therefore the savings in development costs and work for the firm’s engineers would be more than considerable.
however, Oliver Blume clarified that the use of technology and platforms of their siblings Audi and Volkswagen will be subordinated to what the customers demand. He pointed out that if clients detect that the image of Porsche is diluted with this practice will have to take other measures because their models are unique and can not be equal to the least elitist Audi or Volkswagen.
Source – Porsche