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Somebody's making a Porsche Boxster shooting brake

Why? Because they can, I guess...

36w ago

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If you've been paying attention to car styling trends or the trends being followed by specialist coachbuilders like Van Thull Development and QWest, you'd think that shooting brakes are the trend of the now (apart from SUVs, obviously). There have been some very cool shooting brake concepts based off of Chevrolet Corvettes. The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and its predecessor the FF are universally hailed as being great and surprisingly practical cars. Mercedes have been making shooting brake versions of the CLA and CLS for a while now. Even Porsche got in on the act recently with the Panamera Sport Turismo.

Photo: Van Thull Development

Photo: Van Thull Development

Porsche, as you may have guessed, is something very pertinent to this article because the aforementioned Van Thull Development have decided to do something very crazy with an old 986 generation Porsche Boxster. In whatever fit of madness that may have possessed them, they've decided to turn a mid-engined covertible into a shooting brake and stick a 997 911 front end on it for good measure! It also has 911 style rear windows and 991 911 rear lights. This frankenstein's monster of a creation has been in the works for several months now, but it's only very recently that the outer skin of the car has been finally put together. The powertrain of the donor car is a mystery, but that's probably not important right now considering the visual spectacle of this machine.

Photo: Van Thull Development

Photo: Van Thull Development

Why would you do this? Well, considering the Boxster is mid-engined and that wouldn't leave much room for rear seats or even a lot of cargo space, it's probably a "we can do this just because we can" type of build. A technical demonstration, if you will. Whilst this might look ridiculous, maybe a Porsche owner will be inspired by this surprisingly not hideous creation to have a shooting break conversion done on a classic front-engined Porsche. Something like a 924, 944 or 928? In this automotive climate of ever-increasing customisation, you can never say never!

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Comments (27)

  • The back end is either too tall or too flat. Maybe it’s just ugly.

      8 months ago
  • Great, rather than running a boring second car you can use the sporty one and still fit the mutts in the back... or to take the bin-bags/golf-clubs/dead-hookers to the tip!! ;)

      8 months ago
    • Golf clubs. Let's stick with Golf clubs :P.

        8 months ago
    • Who takes dead hookers to the tip? Rivers are much easier places to dump bodies.

        8 months ago
  • I can't shake the feeling i will like it more and more, just by looking at it. I already sort of jumped from "ugly" to "interesting"

      8 months ago
  • Would love to see it when it is finished.

      8 months ago
  • That's freakig cool! Might be able to squeeze a bicycle in there too😎

      8 months ago
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