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Old 03-18-2020, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Porsche Boxster Shooting Brake

Look. We***8217;d take a wagon over a high-riding SUV any day of the week. Perhaps that***8217;s why the undersigned loved the Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo so much that he pledged to buy one someday.

The thing is, however, Porsche and station wagons don***8217;t exactly go hand in hand. People went out of their minds when the carmaker introduced the Cayenne, so we doubt that an out-and-out family hauler built by Porsche would get the fans jumping for joy. That said, what about a Boxster-based shooting brake? Is that something you***8217;d take out for a spin to the hypermarket and back?

Wait, what? There***8217;s a Boxster Shooting Brake on the market?

You Can Now Have a Porsche Boxster Shooting Brake, But Is It Blasphemy?
You***8217;ll hear a lot of Porschephiles churning out nothing but words of praise for the 986 Boxster. And for good reason(s). Driving dynamics? First class. Corner-carving abilities? Top shelf, too. Although you***8217;ll still hear some complain about the lack of standard features; it***8217;s well-known that the likes of 18-inch alloys, heated seats, rear park assist, cruise control, and sat nav were optional features. Storage space wasn***8217;t exactly stellar, either. But this is where Van Thull Development comes into play.

The Dutch firm that specializes in composite bodywork and customizing exotic cars says it picked the 986 Boxster based on a trait that***8217;s rather relative for the mid-engined sports car: reliability. It then joined forces with Fontys Minor Motorsport Engineering, and it looks like the plan works, even though costs have been kept to a minimum by using mostly off-the-shelf parts and less custom-made ones.

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As a result, the Boxster Shooting Brake***8217;s doors and side windows come from a 996-gen Porsche 911. The rear hatch assembly was taken off a Peugeot, and if you take a closer look, you***8217;ll spot some 997-generation and 991-generation Porsche 911 bits and bobs as well integrated into the new body kit; the front end is a 997 911 conversion, for example.

Availability-wise, Van Thull still needs to mold the final versions of the roof, hatch, rear fenders, rear bumper, and door sills, according to The Drive. Once those are done, the company will offer them as a conversion kit, so those eager to get one will be able to fit it on their 986 Boxster regardless of what engines power them.

You Can Now Have a Porsche Boxster Shooting Brake, But Is It Blasphemy?







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Old 03-18-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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I'd gladly have one in my driveway
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:39 AM   #3
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:52 AM   #4
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much preferred over the coupe; can has proper 5dr wagon please? doesn't have to be a boxer; the panamera is too sloped in the cargo area, just apply this rear hatch to the panamera and it's a winner IMHO.
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Old 03-18-2020, 11:55 AM   #5
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:26 PM   #6
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The more I look at it, the more I really like it. Harold and Maude edition Boxster.
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:31 PM   #7
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how many times do they have to try this failed option on performance cars to finally figure it will never sell?
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:48 PM   #8
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how many times do they have to try this failed option on performance cars to finally figure it will never sell?
I don't know...have you seen clownshoe prices?
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:27 PM   #9
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I don't know...have you seen clownshoe prices?
Exactly.

Also, sounds like this is a 3rd party kit, like those na/nb Miata coupes.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:36 PM   #10
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LOVE IT has that Funky/Odd cool look, ala Clown Shoe mentioned above (which I still randomly search out for purchase)

Porsche Veloster
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:46 PM   #11
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Love it, kinda looks like what the veloster wishes it looked like
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:04 PM   #12
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Looks good, but does it really provide any utility? With the rear engine, this doesn't seem like anything more than window dressing.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:01 PM   #13
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That looks like ****. Send it far away and elsewhere.
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:09 AM   #14
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Looks like a photoshop special. But would rock it
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:33 AM   #15
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Looks good, but does it really provide any utility? With the rear engine, this doesn't seem like anything more than window dressing.
I had the same question - wonder if it has an insulated parcel shelf or something.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:41 AM   #16
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That is one weird looking car(?)
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Old 03-19-2020, 02:09 PM   #17
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That is one weird looking car(?)
718 with: 997.1 GT3 front clip; 997.1 GT3 Euro rear bumper; 991 tail lights. Yeah it's a weird mash-up of Porsche.
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Old 03-19-2020, 03:20 PM   #18
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Hatchback and shooting brake are the same thing now?

The angles and corners of the top don't match or pair well with the corners and flow of the rest of the car.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:22 PM   #19
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WTH is that? An updated AMC Gremlin.
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:59 AM   #20
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Solid nope. BMW and Volvo did it better.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:14 AM   #21
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Solid nope. BMW and Volvo did it better.
Agreed. Iím usually head over heels for all things shooting brake. Not this monstrosity though...
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Old 03-20-2020, 01:56 PM   #22
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Even though it doesnt look cohesive at al, i still cant help but like it. Just says cooler veloster to me. Porsche would love to hear that i bet
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Old 03-20-2020, 02:42 PM   #23
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Can someone explain what exactly this shooting break movement is lol. Seeing a lot of concept renderings with this style.
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Old 03-20-2020, 05:30 PM   #24
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Nothing that has to do with car styling is a movement. Things like equality, human rights, and bowels are. Just a fondness and revival of a style that is all but extinct in todays market
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