Volkswagen still has to go over the river and through the woods before it can close the deal to take over Porsche, but this fall it will begin building them. Primary Boxster production will commence this summer at Porsche's factory in Zuffenhausen, where the 911 is also built.

Overflow production will be handled by VW at its Osnabrück plant, which also handles assembly for the VW Golf Cabriolet and overflow Porsche Cayman production. The arrangement isn't unexpected, with plans for the Osnabrück option mentioned as far back as 2010.


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      robespierex
      • 2 Years Ago
      One car company to rule them all... my precious.
      KelperFoxWolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's good old Karmann plant, so don't fear loss of quality.
      bazzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't fear bad quality, because that's the former Karmann plant in Osnabrück, where they have a solid tradition of building high-quality cars in the past.
      sparrk
      • 2 Years Ago
      i hope they accidentally build a few rear-engined Beetles.
      bwaybob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Vw has been building with Porsche for years......914, 924, 944
      shyguy151
      • 2 Years Ago
      Porsche has been outsourcing to VW for years why difference does it make?
      Custom Bikes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great, now maybe they can lease them out at $199 a month, Jetta style ...
      freekybig53
      • 2 Years Ago
      No surprise there Porsche designed the first Volkswagen for that German guy whom shall remain nameless !!
      metusmetu
      • 2 Years Ago
      "One" of the best things Volkswagen could do is reintroduce the Volkswagen Beetle like it was built back in 1967, although with a few improvements like with the heating system and all. That new beetle just doesn't cut it, and looks stupid besides. Bring back the Old style beetle!!
      robmarissa
      • 2 Years Ago
      If anyone cared to look on the door jamb of nearly all US boxsters they are built by VALMET in Fnland
      Jim Bell
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's worth remembering that it was Ferdinand Porsche who designed the first Volkswagens in the 1920s, and when Hitler came to power in 1933, Porsche persuaded Hitler to build them. Hitler liked the idea, and he even named it. He wanted a car ordinary people could afford, a "people's car". So that's what it was called: Volks Wagen. yawohl
        metusmetu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim Bell
        Isn't it strange how Ralph Nader was able to "kill" the American Volkswagen (Chevrolet Corvair) because it had the gas tank in the front of the vehicle, but he never killed the Volkswagen Beetle, and the gas tank was in the front of those vehicles. Totally amazing, funny part was I never heard about anybody getting killed in those vehicles because the gas tank was in the front! 1960's Chevrolet Pickups had the gas tank right behind the drivers seat and some of them are still out there driving around today!!
        metusmetu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim Bell
        You are so right, the name was pronounced "folksvagen" meaning "peoples car". The vehicle was fashioned after the German Military's (jeep) and although not 4WD it could go just about anywhere the U.S. Jeep could go. A version of this vehicle was introduced in the U.S. back in the 60's, it was called "The Thing". Didn't go over to well with Americans, it was to plain, to simple, and to reliable, the Americans wanted all their fancy do-dads, like something to tell what direction they were going, where they were at, and oh yes something to heat their asses, and give them a back rub.
        wildoldwolf2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jim Bell
        In fact Hitler sketched the first VW believe it or not...
      rhuntsbe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still got your 914 or 924? Didn't think so....
        emeraldrick
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rhuntsbe
        I still have my 1964 356 Porsche which I bought in 1974 for 1500.00 and drive it all over So Fl and I'm still driving my 1987 911 all over Ct when I'm there
        dytimmys
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rhuntsbe
        Still have my 87 924s
        xturk937
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rhuntsbe
        My 80 gray market 924 turbo w carrera gt body is still with me since 98 and will always be my favorite and I've had many high end cars but none was more fun and more of a drivers' car, including some 911s.
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