• Aug 30th 2007 at 10:27AM
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Just like the NSX mule that's been spotted ripping around, this Porsche Cayenne is masquerading as something it's not. What the end result actually is remains a mystery, but something's using fat-ass über-SUV duds to fly incognito. Motor Authority reports that there's a Lamborghini LM002 successor lurking under there. The Lambo-ute successor reportedly uses a version of the Cayenne platform, likely powered by the Gallardo V10.
GermanCarBlog, on the other hand, attributes the outward subterfuge to development work on a Porsche GT Coupe. The bodies are rumored to be mere shells, with a lot of hardware stripped. How else would you explain their scorching times around the 'Ring? Whatever it turns out to be, we'll try to corner someone from Porsche or Lamborghini in Frankfurt and get some hints.

[Source: Carspynew via GermanCarBlog]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Sorry, but the idea of testing a GT coupe with the top-heavy body of an SUV on it is ludicrous.

      You wouldn't be running at the Nordschleif, which is used to tune handling, with a car that has a significantly altered center of gravity.

      It would be totally pointless.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Of course you would be running there, the Ring is heavily used for endurance testing. Besides, without knowing what it looks like underneath, you can't know how top heavy this thing really is, seems to be riding quite low in any case. The first Panamera mules were similar. Mule for "next 928" (whatever it will be called) running gear makes most sense actually.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The front chin spoiler is very low, considering the Cayenne is already a "sporty SUV" like a Lamborghini SUV would be. But it's about the right height for a sporty GT coupe. Why would you run with that spoiler and a Cayenne body on the Nordschliefe? To test cooling with the engine under variable strain, where aerodynamic performance of the rest of the car has only a negligible effect. They did exactly the same with the early Panamera prototypes: http://www.worldcarfans.com/6060407.003/first-porsche-panamera-spy-photos
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm sure they will sell, but really, a 500+hp V10 SUV?
        • 8 Years Ago
        hopefully it's the new GT coupe.
      • 8 Years Ago
      it hovers! cool.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it's a porsche. The original Lamborgini SUV was considerably larger. This appears too small to be the "next gen" Lambo SUV. What also makes more sense is for Porsche to use a shell that they already use in the Porsche family. Look at the early Porsche Panamera spyshots; Porsche used a Cayenne shell allthough you could tell the wheels/fenders/underbody looked "off". It's a Porsche.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Front engine rear drive high end Porsche to rival the Mercedes SL .That's my bet.
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