2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Porsche wants to maintain its uniqueness as a sports car manufacturer under the Volkswagen umbrella. Works council chief Uwe Hück sees this as the only chance for the Swabians.
For a successful future under the VW umbrella, Porsche has to stick to its image as a sports car manufacturer. This was emphasized by the head of the general works council, Uwe Hück, in an interview with the dpa news agency. "Porsche will only win if we only concentrate on sports cars." The brand is not suitable for mass products. "Porsche must remain a car that nobody needs, but everyone wants to have."
Future racing cars
"It's about racing cars, that's our future," said Hück. "All the derivatives that we have only survive if we have the intergalactic 911." In addition to the classic 911 sports car, the Boxster and Cayman speedsters, the Stuttgart-based company currently has the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera luxury sedan on the market. For the next few years, Porsche boss Matthias Müller has announced a comprehensive offensive with new models and series. In 2013, for example, the small off-road vehicle Cajun will come.
To concentrate on their strengths - the Stuttgart-based company will also have ample opportunity to do so under the Volkswagen umbrella. CEO Martin Winterkorn has given the Swabians the lead in sports cars and the modular kit for sporty sedans. After the lost power struggle, Porsche is to be integrated into the VW group as the tenth brand.
Formula 1 entry unreasonable
But Porsche will not get into Formula 1, explained Hück. "It would irritate us, but it would be unreasonable." Porsche likes to compete in other racing classes. "But we would consider it indecent to spend 500 million euros on a race and to neglect future-oriented investments such as development," said the deputy chairman of the supervisory board. "We won't be as crazy as others."
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