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The only thing we know about this mule spotted out and about — somewhere is that it's a Lotus test mule. Our sources claim it's a mule for the Lotus "Project Eagle" a supposed 2+2 tourer powered by a mid-mounted, transverse Toyota V6 and it's set to be revealed by the blossom-flower-brand sometime next year — possibly at the Geneva Auto Show, although latest word direct from the mouth of Mike Kimberley, CEO of Lotus was that we'd see it at the London Auto Show. The "Eagle" is then slated to take flight and alight in showrooms beginning in Europe in 2009 as a 2010 model. Did we mention it's also supposed to have paddle shifters? Other sources tell us these pictures could be a mule for the new Esprit and still others tell us "It's a Lotus mule, who the heck really knows what's under there?" Why don't you thumb through the shots below and tell us what you think it is.