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

Tesla Convertible By Ares Design

Ares Design Tesla Cabrio

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.