Order Your Tesla Model S Shooting Brake Now

OCT 27 2017 BY ADRIAN PADEANU 14

20 will be made and you can already order one.

While California-based Newport Convertible Engineering has transformed the Tesla Model S into a convertible, a Dutch coachbuilder has come up with a different and more practical conversion. After launching a hearse some time ago, RemetzCar is back to tease its shooting brake proposal for the all-electric premium sedan.

Commissioned about a year ago by a Dutch shooting brake collector, the Model S Shooting Brake is being developed by independent design company Niels van Roij Design based in London. It’s more than just a one-off as a small batch of 20 units is planned and the company is already accepting deposits for those willing to get their hands on what is shaping up to be a stylish wagon.

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At the moment of writing, we only have a teaser image to go by and it indicates the car will live up to its shooting brake status by only featuring two doors. However, the design sketches attached below show the Model S wagon will retain its rear doors, so we don’t know what to believe. Our guess is the car will not lose the rear doors, which would make it a true wagon rather than a two-door shooting brake.

Besides fiddling with the Tesla Model S’ body, the folks from RemetzCar have also come up with a six-door Range Rover and even a Fiat 500 hearse for some reason… Their website also shows several extra-long versions of the Bentley Mulsanne, Audi A8 L, and Mercedes S-Class.

Production of the first Tesla Model S Shooting Brake has commenced already and will be shown in full early March next year. The coachbuilder goes on to mention a multitude of options are available as well as a highly customized interior. Details about which version of the electric sedan will be used have not been disclosed and we’re also curious to find out how much it costs.

Shooting Brake Sketches

Source: Niels van Roij Design

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No thanks! Give me Factory Original !

Would someone please explain the term “shooting brake”? I don’t get it.

That’s what they call a hatchback in Europe.

I’m from Europe and have never heard that term before I read this article.

The blogs clame it as a European term.
Are you saying that there’s something on the internet that isn’t true?

No it’s not.
A hatchback is a hatchback.

A shooting brake is a posh, upmarket ‘station wagon’, or ‘estate car’ as we would say in Britain.

Its a sporty wagon

Weird combo between a two-seater coupe and a station wagon. Hunters like them because of all the room in back for gear and kills, but, prominently, the SUV is far more purposeful, common, and accessibly priced.

From the Wikipedia article for Shooting-Brake:

“”Shooting-brake” originated as an early 19th century British term for a vehicle used to carry shooting parties with their equipment and game. The etymology of the term brake is uncertain; initially a chassis used to break in horses, and subsequently used to describe a motorized vehicle. It is also possible, that the word ‘brake’ has its origins in the Dutch word ‘brik’ which means ‘cart’ or ‘carriage’.”

But take or leave the etymology, nowadays it mainly just means a sporty wagon, see the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo or the sadly never realised Fisker Surf. But as you can see from the responses here, it’s a pretty flexible term. It’s not, however, completely equivalent to “estate” or “wagon” or “Kombi” or whatever, since we already have words for those.

Basically it means station wagon..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting-brake

Today I learned that there is such a thing as a “shooting brake collector”.

…and that the modern use of the term “shooting brake” apparently has nothing to do with either shooting or a car’s brakes. 😉

Seriously, when I first encountered the term in an InsideEVs article a few months back, I had to look up the definition because I had never encountered it before.

Aaargh! Why can’t we get a proper illustration of what it’ll look like? Sick and tired of teaser images!