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Mystery Porsche Cayman shooting brake mule smells like a hoax?

We're not sure what to make of this viral video that popped up on the Top Gear website.  The video appears to portray a shooting brake version of the Porsche Cayman, but we are definitely skeptical.

Top Gear seems to think this car could be either a variant of the next Cayman, a turbo model, or a special edition.  We're not so sure.  Here's why:  If you take a hard look at the rear (around the :10 in the video), you see that the extension appears to have been tacked on at the rear.  Additionally, we would be surprised to see top-quality reflective mirror tinted glass used all the way around a test mule.  Our guess is that this prolongation was either physically built with some kind of cardboard or polystyrene foam and taped into place, or some crafty video editor extraordinaire digitally built the car frame-by-frame in Photoshop.

Are we mistaken, or is the car back to its normal shape at :14 when the camera quickly snaps back for one last peek?  Give us your thoughts in the comments below.

Big thanks to WCF reader Bill for sending in the tip.

Source: topgear.com
Published Jul 9, 2009 10:10 am By Zack Newmark

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Comments (20)

 X_man X_man
? wat happened ?
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August 3, 2009 2:18 am
 GP64 GP64
:)
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July 12, 2009 2:54 pm
 GP64 GP64
It's not HOAX guy !!! Check this picture : http://www.jvn.com/index.php?do=communau...
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July 12, 2009 2:48 pm
 TrIBaLeo TrIBaLeo
Of course it's a cayman maked to like this in the video by photoshop the blog tell us second 14 - Cayman
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July 10, 2009 5:47 pm
 EisenFaust EisenFaust
Like the old Ferrari breadvan!
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July 10, 2009 1:52 am
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
That might be a mule for the upcoming 928 if it's in the works.
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July 10, 2009 1:24 am
 norther norther
and i thought the panamera was ugly. jesus....
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July 10, 2009 12:54 am
 ADCAR ADCAR
it has the Z4 coupe idea .
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July 9, 2009 8:52 pm
 Cootje Cootje
Perhaps a new challenge for the Jeremy, Richard and James. Create a Porsche family car.
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July 9, 2009 8:43 pm
 Scarcliff Scarcliff
Porsche hearse? With the world recession and poor sales maybe they're branching out. =P
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July 9, 2009 8:41 pm
 kimbo kimbo
Looks fake.
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July 9, 2009 6:31 pm
 badis badis
wow its a porsche "milk car"
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July 9, 2009 4:46 pm
 xLumino xLumino
I'm sure it's a fake, but very well made ;)
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July 9, 2009 4:36 pm
 danteskov danteskov
it may be the hot hatch that Porsche was developing from the Mk VI platform of the Golf... and this must the prototype... it looks a bit like the volvo's c30 boot.. lol But who knows...
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July 9, 2009 4:32 pm
 Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Shooting BREAK!! Blimey Zack, I must tell WCF this twice a month and you guys STILL make the mistake every time!!!
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July 9, 2009 4:01 pm
 ShinyG ShinyG
Well, it's a very nice composite of an amateur movie and a 3d model of a "Shooting Break Cayman". The shadow underneath the car is too strong considering the environment and the car in unrealistically shiny for a "mule". In internets terms: FAKE!
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July 9, 2009 3:15 pm