Give Me a Shooting Brake

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

At the risk of some unseemly self-congratulation, this is why you didn’t catch the hot Cayman Shooting Brake rumor here at TTAC: it’s a fake. The New York Times reveals that the hoax was perpetrated by a Top Gear USA summer intern using 3-D graphics software and a lot of spare time. And the job was well enough done to make a number of well-known car blogs look a bit foolish. Enthusiasts are such suckers!

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  • Joe Chiaramonte Joe Chiaramonte on Aug 13, 2009

    It reminds me a bit of the Jaguar hearse "conversion" in the movie Harold and Maude.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Aug 13, 2009

    I guess its somewhat believable since they've built a four door Porsche, and this fake brake is better looking.

  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Aug 14, 2009

    @26theone : Lucky them, just have them ask BMW how well those sell. The 1-series hatch sells like hotcakes, and the 3-door version is as "shooting brake" as it gets.

  • Redwood Redwood on Aug 14, 2009

    I'm not sure why versus some of the other stuff that gets posted on the internet, but I knew that was a fake when I first saw it. Nice photochop though.