Porsche and Audi to collaborate?

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by TripleSix, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. #1 TripleSix, Jul 3, 2007
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    Porsche has reached an agreement to join forces with fellow German Audi to develop the next-generation mid-engined Cayman and Boxster. Audi will get its own version called R4, an entry-level mid-engined coupe and roadster. While rumors about an R4 broke months ago, its connection to the next-gen Boxster was not known.

    According to Car, Audi intends to have a full line of R-model cars: starting at the top with an R10 supercar, based on the Le Mans-winning TDI diesel supercar; the R8 (including a convertible variant of the next generation model); an R6 priced, powered and sized between Porsche's 991 and Cayman/Boxster; and the aforementioned entry-level R4.

    The next-generation Cayman and Boxster are known internally as Project 981 and they are due in 2010 or 2011. The Audi variants are expected to differ from the Porsches by offering forced-induction four- and five-cylinder engines with quattro four wheel drive. The Porsches will retain the current rear wheel drive and boxer six-cylinder engine configuration.

    The two vehicles are not expected to share any styling elements, although they are likely to get the same dual-clutch DSG transmission and light weight aluminum space frames.

    What the R4 means to Audi's freshly-redesigned TT coupe and convertible is uncertain. The TT is a front- or all-wheel drive sports car based on a much more mundane platform. The TT also keeps its motor in the front, not behind the seats. To an enthusiast, the two cars are night-and-day; but to the general buying public, the TT and R4 certainly look like internal competition.

    source: http://www.leftlanenews.com/porsche-audi-to-collaborate-on-cayman-boxster-r4.html
     
  2. I'd like to see a mid-engined TT in the future. but this article is mainly bullshit imo.
    especially when he talks about a R6. I think Yamaha would have something to say about, if that happens.
     
  3. I have mixed feelings about this <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
     
  4. bleh. VWPORSCHEAUERRVW
     
  5. this needs to be stopped, so we need to tell hemi that they're all really black on the inside and he'll go kill em all for us
     
  6. Please shut up.
     
  7. This could be really good or really bad.
     
  8. And I will now give up on attempting to remember every car and segment within the Audi lineup.
     
  9. A - solid/boring
    S - solid/exciting version of A
    RS - exciting/fast/amazing version of S
    R - coupe/convertibles
    TT - odd one out

    the bigger the number, the better/more luxurious/bigger engine etc.

    they could've at least made it make sense.

    B - boring
    S - sporty
    A - awesome
    R - roadster
    C - coupe
     
  10. I hope no designs are mixed. That would be pretty catastrophic
     
  11. They need an H lineup for Hektik, then track-prepped for FH!
     
  12. "The two vehicles are not expected to share any styling elements"

    this is the most important thing.
     
  13. A, all boring? Holy crap yur dumb
     
  14. Why would anyone be suprised by something like this.
     
  15. are they going to make a podi, i hope so because i am tired of these awful american toilets.
     
  16. sounds like a good deal for Audi ...
     
  17. This is not very new, VAG and Porsche already had many "joint ventures". Porsche 914, 924, Cayenne/Touareg, i think Porsche had also some say in the Corrado. They practically created the RS lineup with the RS2. Basically it's the same compagny if you ask me. Even further down the line, Porsche worked on the Beetle and the Auto Union Racers.

    Also, Piech is virtually owner of Porsche and chairman of VAG.

    Also, i hope the TT will disappear. I hate it. I'm no great fan of the R8 either. Just gimme an oldschool Urquattro. Those things have PASSION!
     
  18. the next gen Cayenne will be based on the Audi Q7 and not the VW Touareg anymore
     
  19. isn't it the same thing?
     
  20. the Q7 is based on a different chassis with a longer wheelbase than the Touareg
     
  21. Q7 uses a stretched version of the Touareg/Cayenne chassis, for all I know
     

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