Porsche Boss Finds Baby Monitor In Room, Freaks Out About Corporate Spying

Wendelin Wiedeking has got a lot on his plate right now. The CEO of Porsche has got a line of cars selling like hotcakes, a new super sedan around the corner, and is trying to expand their stake in Volkswagen on the side. So when an operating baby monitor was found in his hotel room ahead of his attendance at a… » 4/28/08 10:40am 4/28/08 10:40am

O Canada! Snappy Dispatch On VW-Porsche Marriage From Our Neighbor To The North

Here's nice piece of car-business analysis, from north of the border. Volkswagen wants to take another crack at the North American market, and according to biz writer Eric Reguly of The Globe and Mail, VW might be able to pull it off, despite some major hurdles. However, when it comes to the larger goal of knocking… » 3/14/08 7:00pm 3/14/08 7:00pm

Porsche to Volkswagen: We Will Not Break You!

The headline's dialog snip contains an awkward metaphor to be sure. Porsche's HQ is a few clicks to the West of Ivan Drago's crimson homeland, and Volkswagen logically has more in common with a Philadelphia cheesesteak than with Rocky Balboa. But the sentiment is there: Porsche's going out of its way to assure VW… » 11/16/07 11:15am 11/16/07 11:15am

EU Court Set to Allow Porsche Purchase of VW

It sounds like a Porsche takeover — err — they're German automakers, so maybe that should read "merger of equals" — of VW looks to become an almost certain thing as we're hearing the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg is expected today to strike down the so-called Volkswagen Law, a statute devised by the German… » 10/23/07 10:15am 10/23/07 10:15am

Spoil Sport: Porsche Boss Could Take Away VW's "Toys"

Porsche CEO Wendelin "Wunderkind" Wiedeking says the company has no plans to port Porsche's very precise management style and Bruce ber Alles ethos to Volkswagen, despite an increasing ownership stake. Wiedeking told Automobile News that he wouldn't seek greater control than a spot on the supervisory board. He also… » 1/11/07 8:49am 1/11/07 8:49am

It's Expected, He's Gone: Bernhard No Longer to Represent Vee Dub

Shock of shocks! After being passed over for the HMIC/Lord of All He Surveys at Volkswagen in favor of Herr Doktor Martin "Your vife, my vife" Winterkorn, it looks more and more like Wolfgang Bernhard will be bailing on the boys from Wolfsburg, making him a prime candidate to replace Tom LaSorda at Chrysler. However,… » 12/29/06 6:15pm 12/29/06 6:15pm

Porsche Shoots for All the Marbles: Considers Suing German Government for Control of VW

Mess not with Wendelin the Lionhearted, ye Saxon dogs! Lest ye be dispatched with a slash of Porsche general counsel's mighty broadpen. Argh! What are we on about? It seems the large and in charge leader of the Porsche dream team, Mr. Wiedeking, wants the corporate control that should go along with owning a… » 8/16/06 5:00pm 8/16/06 5:00pm