The Porsche/Volkswagen relationship has always been an interesting one.
Both companies were founded by the same man, Ferdinand Porsche, in the 1930’s.
While Porsche was a sports car maker, many of their early models like the Type 64 and 356 were made with parts from the venerable VW Beetle.
In the early 1970’s the duo teamed up again to bring an affordable mid engine sports car to the masses, the 914, with the base model using a VW sourced 4 cylinder and the high-performance 914-6 getting a Porsche built flat six.
Most recently when the sportscar builder from Stuttgart decided to get into the SUV game with the Cayenne, they shared development and construction costs with the guys over in Wolfsburg allowing the VW Touareg and Audi Q7 to come to market.
The two companies have a tradition of working together, well after today the tradition becomes official.