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While spy shots of a Porsche Panamera mule wearing the skin of a BMW 5-Series are hardly enough to get the gasoline in your blood to boil, shots of a mule reported to be a coupe variant just might. After the debut of the Panamera sedan in late 2009, Porsche is expected to unveil a new front-engine GT coupe in the tradition of the 928. The spy shots of the GT Coupe show a heavily modified 928 body with extended fender flares and a host of technical development gear. The coupe will share around 60 percent of its parts with the Panamera, according to The Car Connection, and ride on a shorted version of the sedan's platform. It will also share the Panamera's engine line-up, transmissions and suspensions. Porsche appears to be aiming the GT Coupe directly at such expensive two-doors as the Bentley Continental GT, BMW M6 and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
[Source: The Car Connection]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually the image is based on Nissan 350Z, if you look at it carefully. I am sure it will look more Porsche when the real comes out. Still it is pretty good Photoshop job.
      Chris Ciccone
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ok so to me, only 2 of the of 5 'spy shots' are actual photos. That would be the ones of the BMW 5 Series and that funky 928 mule. The other 3 look like artist renderigs, and not great ones at that. Especially the one that looks like a 350z/G35.

      Anyway, what is up with the BMW 5 series 'test bed'? I don't have perfect vision, but the only thing I can make out as being funky with the car are the less then perfect wheel arches. Looks like the front might not be sitting perfect and the rear seems a little out of whack. Otherwise, I think I see rear head rests through the back window. So full interior of the BMW then or what?

      And the last photo... if that is real then Porsche deserves a prize for most creative test mule I've ever seen.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This has got be the most RIDICULOUS set of so-called "Spy Shots" ever posted anywhere (even worse than the metal box that was supposedly a new BMW)!!!! We're expected to believe that a series of computer generated photos and that of a current production 5-Series are the Porsche Panamera??? AND, what appears to be a beat up old 928 is really the next Porsche super coupe??? For all we know, the BMW is really a BMW, the CG shots are a dream and the 928 is really the next Ford Focus!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ve Vill bilt a four door sports car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      As usual John's BS-O-Meter failed to go off along with the rest of ours...

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      One other point....When did Hans Lehmann go from legitimate "Spy Photographer" to creating tabloid trash like this? Brenda Priddy is headed that way too. At least Jim Dunne hasn't concede his skills to the dark side.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The prospect of a Porsche sedan and front engine GT (possible mercedes sl roadster rival)is something that is stimulating to the imagination any auto enthusiast.I see Porsche reinventing the concept of a 4 door sportscar.A unique oportunity to create a new automotive milestone.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No, no, no. The 928 in the photo is not a prototype at all. The photo was poached from the Hollywood Reporter, and was originally shot on the set of "Back to Future IV"
      • 8 Years Ago
      Awesome!

      The 928 rig is:

      A. The *world's best* attempt to hide a proto
      B. A display of the german sense of humor
      C. A result of Fun-with-photoshop Day at Autoblog
      D. A switch from caffene to something decidely more potent.

      With something so awesomely ridiculous looking, the Panamera is probably just on the other side of the track, in plain view.
      • 8 Years Ago
      FYi, they (porsche) are using the M5s as test mules. It looks like an M5, but it's the new panamera underneath.