Porsche Buys A Tesla, Waits

porsche buys a tesla waits

Inside Line recently got a friendly call from a Tesla spokesperson who was positively bursting with the good news: Porsche had purchased a Tesla Roadster. And though its always nice to make a sale, the Tesla flack was clearly more interested in the PR benefits of Porsche engineers studying the $120k roadster. “A Porsche senior engineer actually came over a few weeks back, and he was seriously analyzing the car in every detail,” dishes the Tesla source. Separately, a “German source” tells Inside Line that Porsche is “none too pleased” with the recently-released eRuf, a lithium-ion-powered electric Carrera. So what does this all add up to? Porsche’s building a lithium-ion sportscar. After all, they’re not buying a Tesla to study their customer service. According to the Tesla spokesperson, Porsche’s order is “pretty far down on the list of current orders.” Chances are we’ll see an EV Porsche on the Nordschleife before Tesla makes its way down that notoriously interminable waiting list.

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  • John Horner John Horner on Nov 25, 2008

    Porsche can engineering and manufacture rings around Tesla any day it chooses to do so.

  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Nov 25, 2008
    Porsche can engineering and manufacture rings around Tesla any day it chooses to do so. Pity, then, that they've been choosing not to do so. No, seriously. Between hamstringing the Cayman, subcontracting the Cayenne and, well, we'll see about the Panamera, Porsche is getting closer and closer to phoning it in.

  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Nov 25, 2008

    @tom: Mistake. Damn server acting up. Fixed. Open for ur comments

  • Gforce Gforce on Nov 26, 2008

    This and the "Ferrari checking out Corvette ZR1" news must be crushing the balls of those flooded with "foreign superiority" hogwash.

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