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Kudos to Autoblog reader and opportunistic spy photographer Herschel Brown, who snagged this green Panamera mule cruising the 405 Freeway near Carson, CA early yesterday morning. The car itself is just like some of the others we've seen before, but Herschel grabs a couple of really good looks at the side glass, which hints at the actual slope of the rear of the car. Porsche has done a good job of uglifying these Panamera mules from the B-pillar rearward in the hopes of keeping the car's true shape a secret for as long as it can. In any case, very nice catch, Herschel, and thanks for sharing the pics with us!



All Photos ©2007 Herschel Brown. Used with permission.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Im not yet a fan, but that could change when the cammo comes off. Herschel what are you driving?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I HOPE THE CHECKER ISNT A STANDARD OPTION ITS SO UGLY
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh god, porsche please dont do this to us... the cayenne sucks enough as it is...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice job Herschel with the spy shots!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The ugly duckling won't turn into a swan I'm afraid and here in the UK dealears are praying it will be well under 100k or its dead in the water
      • 7 Years Ago
      Would someone please reassure me that that hideous spoiler is part of the camouflage?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like someone's trying to build a stretch 911 limo.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree with this 100%. If the production model resembles this mule closely, then Porsche's sedan - a no-brainer as a business proposition, IMHO - is likely to have a hard time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Herschel has himself a 5-series from my guess. And that Porsche is awful looking. I hope for their sake there are improvements still to be made.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Also, Porsche has my blessings for building a 4 door after the beauty that is the Carrera GT. Although they lost points with nurfing the Caymen (both entry level and S model), although they've gained points back with the GT3 RS (which is what, 5 seconds slower than a cup car?)
      • 7 Years Ago
      ZOG.. if I had seen this on the street at the angle of the first pic I probably would have taken it for some horribly disfigured Mitsubishi Eclipse (wait, isn't that redundant?). I want to believe that the camo is heavily disguising the true roofline, but the hatchback cutout location and shape is clearly visible and not in a flattering way :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ridiculous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see some Bentley Continental blood in this car. This would make sense since VW is part of the Porsche/Audi group.
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