It's worth pointing out that, among the nine different brands that make up Volkswagen Group, Bentley, Lamborghini and Ducati are some of the smallest and least valuable—due to their niche products and tiny annual production numbers.
My TDI's value has dropped almost 30% since the story broke, so I'll pass on yours.
I have been reading those stories in a lot of news feeds. Ducati could come under new ownership, but I don't think it would bring as much money as the others in a sale. I am not sure if they would want to sell off the little stuff first or last. I can come up with rationale for both scenarios.
I don't think they would spin off Porsche. It is a very profitable part of the VW group. That is mostly due to the so-called sporty SUVs, a.k.a., "Suburban Useless Vehicles" sales. Badge snobs love them here in the San Francisco bay area.
Herr Ferdinand Porsche spins in his grave every time one of these heavy beasts roll off the production line with his name on it. :undecided: He designed light weight sport cars with low weight to H.P. cars that are fun to drive. Having said that, Porsche SUVs do pay the bills to enable Porsche to still build great true sport cars.