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All Hail This Porsche Boxster Shooting Brake

Coachbuilder / 16 Comments

This is going to be someone's dream sports wagon.

The term shooting brake has been around since the turn of the 20th century and was first used to describe horse-drawn carriages built to transport hunting parties, their rifles, and game. The modern definition of the term has taken on a new meaning, which many in the automotive industry now define as a car which combines elements from the station wagon and coupé body styles, and in recent years this rather exotic design style has turned into quite a serious fetish for some.

Netherlands-based fabrication and performance shop Fontys Minor Motorsport Engineering enjoys a thorough love affair with Porsche cars and is currently working on converting a Porsche 986 Boxster into the practical daily sports car of our dreams.

via Van Thull Development
via Van Thull Development
via Van Thull Development
via Van Thull Development

From what we can tell by looking at the pictures provided, there has been extensive work done to the rear quarters of the Boxster, which includes custom rear quarter panels and a new roofline built from scratch. The rear window ends off in an abrupt, but classically cool fashion, but retains its curvaceous rear bumper. The front end of the car is treated to a 911 front bumper which goes a long way to making this project look fresh. Besides, chopping up a real one would've cost a few cents more.

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via Van Thull Development
via Van Thull Development
via Van Thull Development

While this project is still ongoing, many who've seen the creation come to life can't wait to see the end result, and as is the norm on social media, many have offered their expert advice in completing or improving it with suggestions such as building a targa version and moving the engine to the front making the rounds. All we know is that the Fontys Minor Motorsport Engineering Porsche Boxter looks the part, and will continue to spur the modern-day fascination with a body style developed to transport man and weapon to the hunting field of old.

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