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Porsche Ready to Let VW Group Share Panamera, 911 Platforms, CEO Says
from MotorTrend Magazine
Porsche may share its Panamera and 911 platforms with other VW Group brands in the near future, newly appointed Porsche CEO Michael Macht said. In a recent report by Autocar, Macht said Porsche will need to fill a support role for VW. More

'Green' and 'Luxurious' in the Same Sentence
from The New York Times
When hybrid cars make a green statement, they tend to proclaim penny-pinching mileage and shared sacrifice. But mass-market hybrids like the Toyota Prius have been about as luxurious as a recycling bin, as racy as hemp Birkenstocks. More

Auto Union's Technical Strides
from Automobile Magazine
Though they were highly successful during the Age of Titans (1934-39) era with 24 Grand Prix victories to their credit, the Auto Union racers designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche were not the first to use a mid-engined layout. More

Why Is Porsche So Nervous About Its New Car?
from The Big Money
Porsche is, at root, a sports car company. And at the root of that identity is a single machine, the iconic Porsche 911, introduced in 1963 and steadily, fastidiously, teutonically improved ever since. Unfortunately, it's difficult to grow as a car company when your entire history and destiny rest on the admittedly superlative performance of a single automobile. So Porsche has created new cars over the years. And it has officially introduced its first luxury sedan, the much-anticipated Panamera. More

VW's Audi Sales to Beat Target, Resume German Growth
from Bloomberg
Volkswagen AG's Audi luxury cars division said sales will probably fall less than expected this year, boosted by fresh models and cash-for-clunkers payments that encourage people to scrap older autos and buy new ones. More

Study Reveals Renewable Fuels May Have Hidden Costs
A global push toward production of biofuels, advocated by many as a measure to curb greenhouse gas emissions, could have exactly the opposite effect unless adequate controls are put in place, a new study has found. More

Women Take a Seat in Transportation Hall of Fame
from The Associated Press via Google
Bad roads, bad weather, flat tires, breakdowns. A lot of Alice Ramsey's challenges during her New York City-to-San Francisco drive could be any traveler's. In 1909, though, and before any other woman had made such a trip, others were uniquely hers. More

Porsche, Daimler Snub Tokyo's Car Show as China Eclipses Japan
from Bloomberg
Porsche SE, Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG all sent top executives to April's Shanghai Motor Show as China is set to become the world's largest car market. All three skipped the Tokyo Motor Show. More

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