Global Update

German Court Rules in Favor of the Automotive Aftermarket

By Linda Spencer

Leonberg, Germany-based Techart produces a wide
range of customizing products for Porsche vehicles,
including aero kits, alloy wheels, performance upgrades
and interior and exterior styling products. Pictured here
is a GTstreet RS, a custom-built super sports car based
on the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The German tuning association Verband der Automobil Tuner e. V. (VDAT) has won an important battle in its lengthy litigation against German sports car manufacturer Porsche. Germany’s second highest court—the Higher Regional Court of Stutt­gart—has ruled that Porsche cannot deny access to its parts and vehicles to aftermarket vehicle customizers.

For more information, read the SEMA News article.