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Blood Feud Behind the Scenes of Volkswagen's Dynastic Battle

Six words recently inflamed a decades-long battle between the two families behind Volkswagen and Porsche. It underscored how dangerous the dynasty has become for Germany's largest carmaker and how the company threatens to grow out of touch.
Volkswagen, the world's second largest automobile manufacturer, has recently been the subject of a paralyzing family feud.

Volkswagen, the world's second largest automobile manufacturer, has recently been the subject of a paralyzing family feud.

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn: More hurt than he had been in some time.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn: More hurt than he had been in some time.

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Graphic: The Winterkorn Era at Volkswagen

Graphic: The Winterkorn Era at Volkswagen

DER SPIEGEL
Until their joint resignation from the supervisory board, Ferdinand Piëch and his wife Ursula, pictured here in Hamburg in 2012, had been powerful forces at Volkswagen.

Until their joint resignation from the supervisory board, Ferdinand Piëch and his wife Ursula, pictured here in Hamburg in 2012, had been powerful forces at Volkswagen.

DPA
Graphic: The Porsche-Piëch Clan and Its Holdings

Graphic: The Porsche-Piëch Clan and Its Holdings

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Wolfgang Porsche seldom refers to his cousin Ferdinand Piëch by name: The implication being that a person with the Porsche name is a more authentic Porsche than a Piëch could be.

Wolfgang Porsche seldom refers to his cousin Ferdinand Piëch by name: The implication being that a person with the Porsche name is a more authentic Porsche than a Piëch could be.

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The Bugatti Veyron: A sign that Volkswagen Group is out of touch with contemporary times?

The Bugatti Veyron: A sign that Volkswagen Group is out of touch with contemporary times?

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