Latest twist in the plot? Federal prosecutors in Germany have raided offices at Porsche's Stuttgart HQ. The raid, which took place on Thursday morning, is part of an investigation into alleged market manipulation of VW shares during Porsche's attempted takeover of the motoring giant.
The investigation is said to centre on former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and former CFO Holger Haerter, who resigned last month.
Porsche has said it will cooperate with the prosecutors and denies any wrongdoing. Porsche also said in a statement: "On Thursday morning, officers from Stuttgart prosecutors entered the company's offices with search warrants. The prosecutors suspect a breach of public disclosure requirements and market manipulation."
And we thought the Germans were a serious, undramatic bunch. Seriously, if you had seen this storyline on an episode of Dallas, you'd have thought it far-fetched...