Spy photographers of Swedish car magazine Teknikensvarld have spotted this weird test mule based on a shortened version of the Audi A8 luxury sedan. The Swedes support that the two-door car we’re seeing here is prototype for an upcoming Coupe-Cabrio version of the VW Phaethon, but we believe otherwise here at Carscoop.
From what we can make from the pictures this is a coupe and not a hardtop cabriolet, but most importantly we seriously doubt that VW will attempt to penetrate the luxury segment with another proposition. It sounds more logical to us if the VW Group let Audi handle these special segments and this coupe –which could also spawn a cabriolet, could be Ingolstadt’s answer to the BMW 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz‘ SL models. -One more (blurry…) image after the jump