Does porsche design the cars the volkswagen group makes?

Porsche is actually an engineering firm, that went into making cars as a sideline. The concept was the company should be run by engineers not by businessmen who were doing what was necessary to increase profits to please the shareholders. As far as I know they have never tried to build a large factory that would crank out thousands of cars, that would have a price low enough to compete with the really popular cars in the market place. I Think the bodies are made by Karmann coachwork and many of the other parts are bought from Volkswagen and various other suppliers. If someone has enough money they hire Porsche to design a car for them. John DeLorean was about to hire Porsche to design his car, but they refused to do the job within the period of time in which he needed the car to be designed. Many other companies have their cars designed by porsche, but this is kept secret. The engineers who worked for volkswagen may have improved on Ferdinand Porches original design, but they failed

Asked By: Tipper - 8/18/2007
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If you go back to the time before the car company existed, there was a consulting firm owned by Porsche that did engineering projects for car companies, governments, etc. After WW2, when the Porsche car company was founded, the former consulting business more of less stopped (though it would resume in other ways years... More
Answered By: Paul S - 8/20/2007
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No, the Volkswagen designers design Volkswagen cars. You can see that the two car makes are very different in designs. :)
Answered By: kapitan_vicki - 8/18/2007
Porsche owns 30.9% of vw but nowadays everthing is based on the platforms the veh is using ie ford 500 lincoln zepher or the milan and mkz or the ranger and b2300 If it makes it better and cheaper they will use it porsche has used vw components for years see below you will see that porsche uses parts from alot of... More
Answered By: dead7 - 8/18/2007
Porsche only designs porsche cars. The toureg shares the same platform with the cayenne, but porsche didnt design the toureg. Why would they design a competitors car? It just doesnt make sense... More
Answered By: Kyle M - 8/18/2007
Porsche does design work for many companies but most are non disclosure because these other companies don't want it known they have Porsche engineers behind their cars. A company that did advertise that they actually worked w/ Porsche on their designs are Harley Davidson for the V-Rod engine. Most of this outside work... More
Answered By: mrhan1 - 8/18/2007
Porsche designed 1 or 2 cars for VW in the 60's and 70's. All other VW's are designed by VW. Porsche and VW share some engine parts and chassis designs.
Answered By: C7S - 8/20/2007
That is a hard question to answer, Because the car companies usually don't say their cars were designed by another company, even though it happens. The Volkswagen beetle was designed by Ferdinand porsche, and the air cooled volkswagens made afterward are clearly derivitive of the beetle. The new breed of VW , Dasher... More
Answered By: Cowboy C - 8/20/2007
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