digests more of VW
(preparing for the inevitable buyout), the good news for VW and Audi
fans is that technology transfer will go both ways. The latter two companies want to make their vehicles more svelte, and the tech that keeps the Panamera
light on its wheels could be the trick they want to use. It's been conjectured elsewhere that VW might share the Panamera's bespoke chassis for a vehicle of its own creation, but that's a bit of a stretch considering the Wolfsburg brand's more proletariat image.
As far as a technology swap in the other direction, Porsche Chief Designer Wolfgang Durheimer has said that the 911, Boxster
will also be getting the VW/Audi-sourced direct-injection engines recently placed in the Cayenne
, as well as DSG transmissions.
[Source: Auto News, sub req'd]