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Well at least this is what one lecturer told us in class! According to him, you won't find it listed in any annual reports but VWAG owns a majority share in Porsche.
Anyone got some accurate and reliable information to help me show him that he is mistaken?
Does seem to be a common misconception, seeing as how closely linked the two companies are and cars that have been jointly developed:



Modified by gtivr4 at 8:15 PM 9-8-2005
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (Bruce Almighty)

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Porsche is a privately owned company, and one of the few in the car world.

No, actually its publicly traded. Its just independently owned (not part of a larger corporation). Similar to Honda and BMW.
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (gtivr4)

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No, actually its publicly traded. Its just independently owned (not part of a larger corporation). Similar to Honda and BMW.

Supposedly, a kid in my fraternity's father owned 7% of Porsche. He hasn't actually said this but that's what I've heard... His father definetly owned some, as he will admit that.
Oddly enough, he drives an M3. No word on the father's ride.
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (gtivr4)

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No, actually its publicly traded. Its just independently owned (not part of a larger corporation). Similar to Honda and BMW.

I thought the majority shares belonged to the family as well.. ?
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (SungTT)

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yeah, isn't ferdinand piech the grandson of ferdinand porsche an owns the majority share of porsche?

Actually, I think Piech married into Porsche family.. But also, I believe he may also be the one to own the majority (if so).. Which could lead to the confusion, since he is the exCEO of VWaG..
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (gtivr4)

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Interesting graphic, although Lotus is far from independent.

In what sense?
Lotus has consulting group. Which works with other major auto manufactures.
Other than that, Lotus is completely independant company just like Honda is.
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (Phreestyle)

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Actually, I think Piech married into Porsche family..

Anton Piëch, Ferdinand Piëch's father, married into the Porsche family. Aton Piëch married Loise Porsche, the daughter of Ferdinand Porsche and sister of Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche. Louise Piëch was the head of Porsche Austria GmbH.


Modified by MEIN_VW at 9:49 PM 9-8-2005
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (marzen)

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In what sense?
Lotus has consulting group. Which works with other major auto manufactures.
Other than that, Lotus is completely independant company just like Honda is.

In the sense that they are owned by Proton (I think thats the right one, don't quote me on it) and aren't independent.
 

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Re: So, apparently VWAG owns Porsche... (marzen)

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In what sense?
Lotus has consulting group. Which works with other major auto manufactures.
Other than that, Lotus is completely independant company just like Honda is.


Lotus is Owned By Proton that is a asian company...Lotus has partnerships with many automakers to help them develop certain areas or products for cars.
Lotus almost went under and proton saved them...lotus is now a profitable company thx to the big bucks proton gave them for development.
 
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