In 1988, Porsche wrapped up production of their 959 supercar and realized that it had a huge problem on its hands. The 959 was a bleeding-edge look at what the future of Porsche could be, with twin turbocharging and all-wheel-drive. As history (and the modern 911 Turbo) would bear out, Porsche had guessed correctly. But, according to the accounting books, the future at Porsche was not a guarantee.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/05/17/driving-mercedes-benz-audi-cars-built-by-porsche