West Germany: Porsche Faces Reality

West Germany's lithe and lively Porsche is the rich man's Volkswagen. Like Volkswagen, Porsche (pronounced Portia) had not altered its size or appearance since it was founded 16 years ago, had nonetheless thrived on constant engineering change and a mystical appeal to buyers, who pay up to $6,300 for the privilege of owning one. Like Rolls-Royce and Mercedes, however, the Porsche has been over taken by the times. It has just brought out two new models that radically de part from the upside-down soupspoon look that has made the Porsche one of the...

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