Porsche – There is No Substitute (except Magna-Steyr)

Samir Syed
by Samir Syed
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CTVNews.com reports that, starting in 2012, any production overflow of Porsche's Boxster and Cayman models will be handled by Magna-Steyr's automotive plant in Graz, Austria. Porsche AG chose Magna "because it submitted the most financially attractive offer, and because it is in a position to take on development tasks for Porsche sports cars." Porsche will continue to build the engines that go into these cars, but Magna will chip in where possible synergies can be found. CTV notes that Ontario-based Magna is already a major supplier to Porsche. Before you worry about Boxsters not feeling German, Porsche already has an agreement in place with Finnish company Valmet for Boxster/Cayman capacity (which expires in 2012). At least they speak German in Austria, right?

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  • J.on J.on on Jun 26, 2008

    Cicero, It'll be called the Cayenall, which will be a 4-door truck with multi-adjustable suspension, that will get great gas mileage and will have a 9-speed dual-clutch tranny with paddles so that 'Porsche feeling' isn't lost to enthusiasts. At the same time, there will be a fire hose option (way over priced, in true Porsche tradition) which can be added to the truck bed.

  • Edward Niedermeyer Edward Niedermeyer on Jun 26, 2008

    Then there'll be the Cayennallster. It will have half the power and cost about $15 less than its big brother.

  • Stephan Wilkinson Stephan Wilkinson on Jun 26, 2008

    Oh, come on. The Japanese company Aisin has been making "those incredible Porsche gearboxes" for years.

  • CRaCk_hEaD_aLLey CRaCk_hEaD_aLLey on Jun 27, 2008

    Don't forget the re-launch of Porsche tractors: All silver with red-painted drum brakes and Titanium exhaust tips: "Faster than your Case". And I am telling you: a Porsche lawnmower is always faster than a Honda lawnmower. "Exclusive, Special Edition S-series Friedrichshafen-Manzell lawnmower, by Porsche".