Ares Design Reveals Tesla Model S Shooting Brake, Plus Cabrio

FEB 2 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 9

A week or so ago, we got some glimpses of the first real-deal Tesla Shooting Brake via Qwest Norfolk, now we see a different take on this highly popular European style in rendered form from Ares Design.

Ares Designs says:

“…in the 21st century ARES Design is set to bring the shooting-brake bang up to date with its handcrafted Tesla Model S.”

“…for the first time there will be an electric option for those wanting the high-tech Tesla Model S but with some more space.”

Well, clearly Ares isn’t first, as the vehicle only exists in rendered form right now. As for pricing and availability, Ares states:

ARES Design Tesla Model S shooting brake from €200,000 ($160,134 USD) – 250,000 ($200,168 USD)

On-sale: Early Summer 2018

Prices are indicative only due to the nature of coach-building and the creation of bespoke automotive projects.

In addition to the shooting brake Model S, Ares has released an early sketch and render of its upcoming Model S convertible. No additional details are available on this drop-top version as of now.

Tesla Convertible By Ares Design

Ares Design Tesla Cabrio

Ares press blast below:

The term ‘shooting-brake’ can trace its way back to the 19th century when it was used to refer to a
horse-drawn vehicle that would transport those attending a shooting party to a shoot and needed to have
enough space for guns, ammunition and any game that was shot. Now in the 21st century ARES Design
is set to bring the shooting-brake bang up to date with its handcrafted Tesla Model S.

Over the years the term shooting-brake has come to refer to estate cars with a sporting and rakish profile
that are still capable of hauling passengers and luggage quickly and comfortably to their destination.
Perhaps a Porsche Panamera would be a good example or an Audi RS6 or Mercedes E63 wagon. And
for the first time there will be an electric option for those wanting the high-tech Tesla Model S but with
some more space.

The inspiration for the Tesla shooting-brake was conceived by ARES Design’s CEO, Dany Bahar, who
drove a Tesla Model S every day and, while he could appreciate its performance and technology, felt
that it was somewhat limited by its hatchback design and what he felt was a lack of quality in the car’s
execution.

At the time ARES was finalising the detail on the company’s Coupe for the Bentley Mulsanne and
the design team then turned its attention to the Model S to investigate the viability of carrying out a
conversion on the Model S utilising the same techniques. The Tesla is now in the strip down phase of the
transformation and will be rebuilt as a shooting-brake utilising ARES’s know-how with carbon fibre and
aluminium panel construction.

While the extensive restyling of the Model S is continuing apace ARES is turning its attention to the interior
of the Tesla. Bahar felt that the quality of the interior was letting the car down and certainly not up to the
same quality of rivals such as Mercedes or BMW. Thus, the Model S’s interior will be comprehensively
reworked using ARES’s leather specialists to produce a luxury interior befitting a quality brand.

Unlike the Bentley there will be no performance upgrades offered for the Model S, its electric drivetrain
will remain untouched.

ARES Design’s Tesla Model S will no doubt be arresting to look at and once the interior has been
thoroughly revised with opulent appointments it will truly be a thoroughly modern and exquisite shootingbrake.

ARES Design Tesla Model S shooting brake from €200,000 – 250,000

On-sale: Early Summer 2018

Prices are indicative only due to the nature of coach-building and the creation of bespoke automotive projects.

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9 Comments on "Ares Design Reveals Tesla Model S Shooting Brake, Plus Cabrio"

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John

Seems like a lot of money for an unnecessary alteration without really improving anything. Other than novelty factor, can’t really see why it’s worth that much cash.

Then again, I’m only a thousandaire, so I suppose that kind of expense is lost on someone like me.

ClarksonCote

I will never get used to the term shooting brake, haha. I look at that and my brain says “station wagon”

Benz

Need more space?

Better buy a Tesla Model X.

Paul Stoller

But the Model X is ugly, expensive, and has those stupid FWDs.

Paul Stoller

And yes I realize these conversions are even more expensive, but at least your getting the extra utility without uglifying the vehicle, and compromising on utility with gimmicky doors.

F150 Brian

Conversions are stupid expensive, but if Tesla offered it as another model, it could be the same price as the current Model S.

Wagons have been quite successful for Volvo, even in N/A. Most of the ones that died off were styled like they wanted them to fail.

Paul Stoller

Yeah, I’ve taken the “Americans don’t like wagons” thing with a grain of salt.

If they didn’t like wagons Subaru wouldn’t sell like they do. I wish Tesla did make a wagon variant, but knowing their limited resource situation I sort of understand why they don’t produce one. That being said I really wish they did produce one.

Robb Stark

Subaru and Volvo combine for 4% US market share.

Not the wagons, the entire brands.

They are a big fat nothing burger in the US market.

Guy

4% of the US market is still 690,000 vehicles; more than 3 times what Tesla has sold over it’s entire history. If building a wagon could guarantee Tesla a 4% share they should do it.