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Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake Would Be Our Dream Wagon

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If anyone would actually build such a thing today, surely it'd be the Brits.

You've got to give props to Jaguar. Where other automakers have been dropping slow-selling passenger cars to focus more on hot-selling crossovers, the Marque of the Leaping Cat keeps producing niche products like the Jaguar F-Type and the XF Sportbrake. But what if it combined those two?

The result, however unlikely, would probably look a little something like this. It's a hypothetical rendering created by X-Tomi Design, speculating at how the new F-Type would look as a shooting brake, that rarest of automotive creations – a sort of hybrid or crossover, though not as the terms are typically used in the industry.

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It wouldn't be the first time, after all, that a Jaguar sports coupe would be transformed into a shooting brake. The Lynk Eventer was most notably produced (albeit independently and in very limited numbers) in the 1980s, based on the XJ-S coupe. And today's XF Sportbrake, like the one that came before, seeks to keep that spirit alive – albeit in a four/five-door form closer to those of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and Mercedes CLA and CLS shooting brakes than to "proper" modern three-doors like the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and late-90s BMW Z3 Coupe or classics like the Volvo 1800ES or Chevy Nomad.

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In the end, the business case for such a creation would be almost non-existent. So we'll be happy with the new F-Type coupe, and the roadster version, whenever that ultimately arrives. But if anyone has the confidence and utter disregard for the practical considerations of market performance to pull off something like this, the polar opposite of contemporary crossover coupes like the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe, it's the British – be they at Aston Martin (which made the Vanquish Shooting Brake with Zagato), at McLaren (which managed to fit an extra luggage compartment atop the engine bay in the 570GT), or at Jaguar.

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