By on March 5, 2008

dsc_0558.jpgAccording to the Financial Times' "Who's who" roundup, relations between the two halves of Porsche's ruling family are chilly– despite joint ownership of what will be the largest automaker in Europe. Apparently, Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen, and Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of Porsche, had a bit of a spat at a recent Porsche board meeting. The two ordered everyone out of the room while they hashed out their unspecified difference. When they emerged, Wolfgang was "the surprising winner." According to an unnamed source close to both men (presumably not in a sexual way), the two grandsons of the legendary Ferdinand Porsche "are not scratching out each other's eyes but it is no secret that the Porsches and Piëchs were never really a loving couple." (Then again…) "Who's who" implies that Wolfgang Porsche's power is on the wane. And yet… his close relationship with Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking (is it me?) is said to give him an upper hand in the new power politics at Porsche Automobil Holdings, VW's new master. Supposedly. Anyway, it's good to see the "collegial partnership" is off to such a good start…

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