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Porsche gets the Kappa!

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Wolfsburg/Detroit Seal Deal on Kappa
Detroit Michigan – April 1, 2010 - General Motors and Volkswagon announced on Thursday, the transfer of all intellectual property, production, and designs for GM's Kappa architecture to Porsche Automobil Holding SE. The Kappa architecture, originally developed to support the now defunct Pontiac & Saturn branded Solstice & SKY, is an award winning roadster architecture with a solid sports pedigree. When asked the purpose of the transfer, Volkswagon Group CEO Martin Winterkorn stated it was part of an ongoing product strategy to increase Porsche's production numbers and expand the "bottom line". Porsche already has a concept under development that fits the Kappa, but is keeping it a closely held secret. Michael Macht, CEO of Porsche noted the objective was to offer a Porsche feel in a lightweight package without diluting the existing Porsche heritage, hinting at a new badging paradigm. GM CEO Ed Whitacre felt this was a win-win situation as it provides GM an extra cash infusion and unloading of idle tech, while providing Volkswagon a ready fit architecture to quickly bring new automotive products to market.

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Nine danke! Opel said they'd pay double the VW offer, but Federal Motors declined.
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Looks I'll be buying my first Porsche... wait... it was a joke!? WHYYYYYYY!!!!1

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A smaller version of the Boxster has been rumored for quite some time now, although Porshce had been doing a great job deflecting the talk as just that: "rumors.".....So why would Porsche build such a car, which has the potential to dilute the iconic German sports-car brand? Simple: To boost volume. Germany's Autobild says VW Group chairman, Martin Winterkorn, wants to add some 50,000 vehicles per year to the Porsche mix by 2013, while Britain's Autocar quoted Winterkorn as saying Porsche is "...investigating opportunities for a smaller sports car and a smaller SUV"
Road & Track, May 2010, pg 38.

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No Humps = No Kappa: Sports Cars of the Future: 2013 Porsche New 356 - Car News - Road and Track

But a nice fantasy non-the-less. Thanks Bogie.
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LOL. I saw that. The Volkswagonification of Porsche. I can just imagine the Porsche people trying to explain how this would dilute the brand, and in this case I agree with them. More does not always equate to better. Next up: The Porsche Golf Carrera GT.

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