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DUCATI: Volkswagen Bought A Bike!

Posted: April 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike, Volkswagen | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on DUCATI: Volkswagen Bought A Bike!

VOLKSWAGEN BOUGHT A BIKE

Volkswagen – under the helmanship of Ferdinand Piech & apparently on behalf of his prior engagement, Audi – has snapped up Ducati Motocycles for €860 million/$US1.1 Billion, the deal was approved days ago by the Piech-chaired VW supervisory board, raising the number of VW nameplates to 12. Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, SEAT, Porsche, Giugiaro, Škoda, Scania, MAN and of course VW.

Amusingly the marriage seems to have divided moto columnists. The fans of the sale seem to be bike enthusiasts, the naysayers seem to be business commentators. Piech is often portrayed as a big German kid in a toystoy, we think not, during his tenure Piech has reinvented, saved, turned-around and generally benefited more auto brands, indeed marquis, than almost any other single person, ok perhaps a little liberty there, you get the picture though :: Read the full article »»»»


Wiki: Porsche 928

Posted: February 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: porsche, porsche 928, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wiki: Porsche 928

Designed in 1971 as the eventual replacement for the 911, production of the 928 was delayed until late 1977 as a 1978 model largely due to the coming fuel crisis. As such, it lays claim to the title of first front-engine, water-cooled Porsche despite the 924’s introduction two years before that of the 928. As prices inflated in the late ’80s and into the ’90s, sales of the big Porsche fell off leading to its eventual cancellation in 1995. Read the full article »»»»