Tesla Model S Shooting Brake – What’s It Like Inside & To Drive?

blue station wagon version of a Tesla model s


This Tesla is still wagon its tail

Do you remember that Tesla Model S station wagon, oops, excuse us, shooting brake, we followed through from concept to completion a while back? Well, it’s on the road now, but it’s still making headlines.

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Open back hatch of Tesla Model S wagon with dog

Qwest Norfolk Tesla Model S wagon with adorable dog.

Besides chatting up the design team, Autocar also got some seat time. According to them, the interior in the rear matches perfectly with the alcantera headliner up front. Of course, the real test for any new or altered vehicle happens when the rubber hits the road. The verdict here is summed up in a couple sentences:

But these improvements have no noticeable impact on the car’s driving experience. There are no new sounds and the car rides and corners exactly as a regular Model S. Its defining trait, that scenery-blurring acceleration, remains unchanged. 

If all proceeds as expected, the reshaped Tesla won’t be a one-of-a-kind. Qwest Norfolk are offering the alteration to as many as 30 Model S owners in exchange for the £70,000 (97,267) per project. A princely sum to be sure, but one, it seems, that some are willing to pay to fulfill their vehicular desires.

Source: Autocar

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I am “silling” to pay!

Thanks, William. Fixed.

TYPO: “A princely sum to be sure”

You’re welcome to delete this…

I’m not seeing the typo. Do you think princely should be pricey?

Maybe I just need more coffee, but here is my defense:


You’re right, I thought you did mean pricey…

Ugly. The Buick Regal touring wagon looks better then this, put a voltec battery and drivetrain for 33k in the Buick Wagon, it will be a definite buy

I disagree. I really like the design. I showed it to my wife and she loved it too… until she saw the price.

I wish Tesla would look t this for the Model 3. Right from the factory the price would be more palatable.

Beyond the price, it just doesn’t look well done…
1. The “bulge” just below the rear most side window throws off all the lines…
2. That bulge and the C-Pillar (just aft of the rear door) do not line up…
3. The top rear of the rear window, it slopes down as it’s OEM but they didn’t address it beyond putting in black to fill the void…
4. The rear of the rear door starts to increase in height as it continues aft…

I gotta admit, the model we saw in the beginning looked better than the actual car.

Fully Charged did a video interview with the coachbuilder that built the car, where they showed the model, but the car has a weight to the back end that the model didn’t exhibit. I think the liftgate ended up more vertical than it did on the model and the design suffered from it. The workmanship looks impeccable, and the parts all fit together well– it’s just an awkward design.

I’d *love* a Tesla Estate, especially with the aft-mounted rear seats, but this… …just looks kind of disappointing.

Jack Ricard, another Tesla modifier, muses on, mutters about and putters with his new Model 3.

It’s a shame they didn’t paint the whole car together…you can see the difference and it’s an eye-sore

Before the minivan and SUV, there was the station wagon/shooting brake. Might work again for those who like a little more space in a better performing, smoother vehicle.