Jalopnik Poll: What If Porsche Gets Control of VW

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Looks like the German stock market's pretty sure Porsche will eventually launch a takeover bid for Volkswagen — shares of V-dub are on a slow climb, like a Type 2 taking on Mt. Washington. With old fishpants (former chairman Bernd Pischetsrieder) out of the way, VW board chair Ferdinand Piech could leverage his family's voting stock at Porsche to take control of Volks, though the price tag is ticking ever upward. So what if it does happen? What's would be next for Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, et al? Call it as you see it, just don't call us late for the Frankfurt motor show in 2012.

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Here's my take on the idea of Porche buying any company that makes 30 times as many cars as Porche does: let the rich people pay for the engineering when they buy the Porche, let us plebes enjoy the engineering in our Karmann Ghias (or whatever the hell they end up calling 'em).