Tesla Model S Shooting Brake Shows Off Its Finished Blue Bod

Blue Tesla Model S shooting brake


Release the hounds!

One Tesla Model S has officially gone to the dogs, but in the best way possible. You may remember the Fully Charged YouTube channel featuring a couple videos about man wanting to convert his all-electric sedan into a shooting brake — a fancy word for an estate car, which is a Briticism for station wagon — to better accommodate his furry best friend. Well, after undergoing radical surgery at the facilities of Qwest Norfolk, the work appears to be fully and finally done.

Not only has the back end been reconfigured from a fastback shape to a squareback, the paint matches, the carbon fiber trim bits look amazing, and the interior has been lovingly finished, with alcantara lining the extended roof. It’s also received some exterior finish protection in the form of a clear ceramic coating from KubeBond. All that and it’s even dropped 12 kg (26.46 pounds) and gained 7.4 cubic feet of luxury kennel space in the process.

We understand there is another episode of Fully Charged coming that will feature the car in all its road-going glory, and in May it will be appearing at the London Motor Show, so people will be able to get a good up-close look at it. Until then, though, we have scrounged up a veritable plethora of pics from various Twitter accounts for your edification. Enjoy!


Source: Qwest Norfolk via Twitter

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30 responses to "Tesla Model S Shooting Brake Shows Off Its Finished Blue Bod"
  1. Jason says:

    It would be interesting to know what effect on range this modification had.

    1. Domenick Yoney says:

      Hopefully they’ll test for range in the next Fully Charged episode.

    2. tobi says:

      the aro is better and weight is also less, so I gess the have an range increase

  2. Pete Repete says:

    Love it, simply brilliant. Colour is great too..

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Yes, the deep blue color is gorgeous, or at least it appears so on my computer screen.

      Too bad Tesla doesn’t offer that as one of its standard colors!


  3. James P Heartney says:

    If I get some time, I may try Photoshopping wood panelling onto the side.

    1. Steven says:

      Step away from the computer wether your hands up…

  4. Paul Stoller says:

    This is what the X should have been. Beautiful.

    1. Eco says:

      I predict the smoothly sloped rear window on the X is more efficient. Also, the chopped off rear window with the spoiler on top collects dust & grime on the window, hence the rear wiper … not for me!

    2. ziv says:

      I agree, Paul. This car looks bad a**, whereas the X looks sensible and sedate, and slightly porky, if the truth be told.

  5. silversod says:

    It has great road presence & stance from the rear, very cool.

  6. Mike I. says:

    I wonder how they control the rear wiper since the stock S doesn’t have one.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      I would guess it’s controlled with a hardware switch added to the dash. I seriously doubt this aftermarket modder has the expertise to modify Tesla’s software to add a virtual button to the screen display!

    2. ziv says:

      It probably uses heuristic algorithms generated by the retinal scanning device implanted in the newer post-2016 Tesla S P100D. If you can see the raindrops or dust on the rear window it will actuate the wiper.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Nonsense. It uses active EEG scanning of the driver’s brainwaves to detect when he thinks “That rear wiper ought to be running!” 😉

  7. Andrei says:

    It looks amazing!

  8. Benz says:

    It looks ok actually.

    But what is the impact on the range?

  9. tim bosche says:

    looks like a freaking casket car for dead people

    1. Tom says:

      Model S hearse. Probably a market for that.

      1. Peter Hansen says:

        A custom Model S hearse has already been oo the market for a year now:

        The makers of the Model S hearse has also stared making a Model S wagon:

  10. Derek says:

    I like but I think it needed some wind tunnel time. A win if the drag coefficient can be kept within reason

  11. speculawyer says:

    Looks like an elongated Nissan LEAF.

  12. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Well, okay… I have to admit the finished product turned out to look much better than I expected, with that very high beltline in the rear. It does look very nice!

    It still reminds me somewhat of a hearse, but not so strongly as the work-in-progress did.

    Changing the streamlining profile, increasing the drag significantly, has to give it a significant hit to range, though.

  13. William says:

    That is one lucky dog!

  14. Don Zenga says:

    Wow, this is beautiful perfectly finished and I like the word “SQUAREBACK’. Now a days, there are many fancy names.
    Hatchback: Rear windshield that is around 45 degrees angle when you look from the right side.
    Liftback: There will be another glass panel below the rear windshield.
    Sportback: From the middle section (B Pillar) the roof will be somewhat curved with the examples being Model-S and Panamera.
    Squareback: Rear windshield that is 90 degrees angle.

    Of all these, the squareback is the best since it offers lot of extra space in rear. The total interior volume of Model-S stands at 126 cu. ft., and for this squareback version, it may be somewhere around 132 cu. ft. which will make it one of the biggest sedans, although I should not say sedan.

    I wish Tesla seriously considers this during the redesign.

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      It’s not even close to 90°. I’d say it’s closer to 60° than to 90°.

  15. Pete says:

    I think it would look better if the rear passenger window was dark tinted too to hide that awkward downslope.

  16. Mikael says:

    That is one ugly mofo. I hope Tesla makes a better looking station wagon one day, at least on the Model 3 platform.

  17. Jelloslug says:

    It looks like a giant Mini from the back.

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