Will someone really pay this?
The initial plan was to build 20 examples but, unfortunately, this didn't pan out. Instead, Dutch coachbuilder RemetzCar built only one Tesla Model S shooting brake, originally commissioned by car collector Floris de Raadt. With styling done by Niels van Roij Design, a bespoke tailgate was developed to make the final product look as if it came directly from Tesla itself. However, it was necessary to make new aluminum body panels and modify the window seals. A rear spoiler was also developed featuring a hidden rear window wiper and brake light.
Above all, the vehicle's core elements remain intact, specifically its crumple zones; only the roofline has been extended. And now it's up for sale. What started off as a Tesla Model S P85 Performance RWD has become the only shooting brake of its kind by this particular coachbuilder.
We previously learned about its existence exactly two years ago and we liked it immediately. Aside from the body modifications, chrome trim has been added from the A-pillars all the way along the roofline and around the panoramic sunroof. The all-electric powertrain with a total of 422 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque and 85 kWh battery pack remained untouched.
The interior, however, received unique green piping on the leather seats while the exterior has a cool green metallic paint finish with a touch of gold. There are only 37,000 miles on the odometer and it still looks brand new inside and out.
Now that it's achieved one-off status, this Model S shooting brake's exclusivity factored has shot up, as has the price tag. The asking price is 224,521 euros, including VAT, which is about $245,000 according to current exchange rates. However, customers from outside the EU don't have to pay the 21 percent VAT, which drops the price to 185,555 euros, or $205,863. Still, we're talking nearly supercar pricing here. A stock Model S P85 begins at $104,470 and fully-optioned comes to $140,370.
Is the custom bodywork and interior tweaks worth the extra cost? Perhaps, actually. The coachwork here is extremely well done and the shooting brake styling suits the Model S nicely. There's also the one-off bragging rights that come with it.