Possible futures for the Porsche Panamera and Cayenne lines under VW ownership is giving rise to fevered speculation about whether the pair will live or die when current models reach the end of their production cycles.
Today, however, new reports from the US suggest that in fact the Panamera will live on, and its platform could even spawn a series of siblings in Porsche's new sister brands.
Whether that means we'll see the platform used on future Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini or VW models remains to be seen, the US report says.
To be fair, Volkswagen has been well known in the past for a policy of 'internal competition', which allows individuals brands a free hand when it comes to raiding the parts bins of sister companies - so it's not such an outlandish proposal.
However, in the interests of keeping the Panamera speculation spinning, PistonHeads would like to be the first to speculate that the first Panamera spin-off will be a Skoda-badged luxury car limo specifically for the Eastern European market... or maybe not.