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Originally Posted by h20cooled7 View Post
I dont think Porsche has to go green isnt it really based on production #s (CAFE) Like GM,and Ford have all these gas guzzling SUVs if they have a certain % of econo chunks its ok to sell these polluters. And you have to remember Porsche was trying to gobble up shares of Volkswagen for some reason. Its not to build race cars. They say its only gonna be 3 major auto manufactures worldwide and all the auto manufactures are trying to win that race. Whoever has the gold makes the rules.
The reason they bought VW is that they share a huge economies of scale by using VW assembly lines in their SUVs and also in their big upcoming research into hybrid technology for SUVs. This is old news already.

VW is a company in terrible financial shape with crappy products and horrible build quality (although I hear highly of their mechanics up in Spotsylvania, VA). Porsche is basically committing themselves to dickering around and trying to prop up a failed car company because Porsche's big picture is no longer focused on building fast or competitive sport cars.

As far as Cafe standards, Porsche is going to be held to Euro standards which will be twenty times tougher than anything California could dream up. Porsche is going to have tailpipe exhaust that you could just about breath, as all Euro cars will have by 2012 or so. That means HUGE complicated exhaust systems which will drain performance and add weight, thus making Porsche even less competitive with GM or Ferrari or Nissan or (insert company name here) products than they already have become in the last few years...
Old 12-14-2007, 06:16 PM
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