FRANKFURT – Porsche AG admits it couldn't afford to develop the Cayenne SUV on its own. The only feasible solution was to share the research and development, resulting platform and basic body structure with a partner. Today, Porsche can build 35,000-40,000 Cayennes annually, while collaborator Volkswagen AG sells a minimum of 50,000 Touaregs. Together their numbers are 10 times higher than anything Maserati SpA, alone, can hope to rival – leaving Maserati in something of a quandary. When ...
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