We’ve already discussed why a Porsche compact hatchback would be a bad idea, so let’s see what the pros and the cons of the Cayman shooting brake would be.
It just doesn’t make senseIf you regard the Cayman shooting brake as a practical sportscar, the idea itself would make sense, but with that engine in the middle, you’d still only get two seats. The Cayman is already one of the most practical sportscars out there, as it has not one but two luggage compartments, so all you’d get would be some extra space for your stuff.
You could also take this as some sort of a Scirocco built by Porsche. With the MQB platform underneath it, the Cayman shooting brake would work from an engineering standpoint, but it would push the car’s character limit too far. Sure, people have said that about the Cayenne in the past, but the SUV market is different to the shooting brake one and it just wouldn’t work.
This is a niche and even though there would certainly be people who would want one of these, their number certainly isn’t large enough for Porsche to even come close to consider building such a car.
Oh and by the way, you can call this the Cayvan.