Limited to 20 examples, this custom Tesla Model S Shooting Brake will go on sale in March next year.
The design of the Model S lends itself well to an extended roofline, so it seems surprising that Tesla has yet to capitalize on the popularity of shooting brakes in the UK and Europe. To fill the void, a UK Tesla Model S owner is currently converting their EV into a shooting brake to allow room for their dogs. But it isn’t the only Tesla Model S Shooting Brake that’s in the works. Dutch company RemetzCar is also transforming the Tesla Model S into a shooting brake, which has been shown before in teaser images.
The coachbuilder has now released new details and images revealing the full design, and it’s safe to say it’s going to look stunning in the metal when the project is complete. Featuring a stretched roofline and a potentially larger trunk, the custom Tesla Model S Shooting Brake is the work of Dutch designer Niels van Roij and his team in London. It will be produced at RemetzCar’s coachbuilding facility just outside Amsterdam. From the images, it looks like a seamless conversion that retains the Model S’s familiar front and rear-end. Aside from the stretched roofline, notable modifications include a large rear spoiler and a rakish rear window with a chrome surround.
“Design is the most important reason for purchase globally – regardless of the purchase price, gender or age of the buyer”, Van Roij said. “So, we’ve invested a lot of time in the design process of our Shooting Brake. We started with writing the design strategy, after which the design research was initiated, then sketching began." The aesthetics of this conversion have been developed thoroughly by producing 3 design propositions, within which 16 different design themes were generated," he continued. "Our research focused on benchmarking high end performance station cars, one-off vehicles and market trends.”
“Based on this extensive design research, we developed the brand DNA for the Shooting Brake. The conversion merges seamlessly with the Tesla base vehicle, whilst clearly communicating though form, design language and materials that this is a tailor-made Shooting Brake.” No modifications have been made to the powertrain, so the Model S’s all-electric system will remain unchanged. Limited to 20 examples, RemetzCar expects the Tesla Model S Shooting Brake to go on sale in March 2018 for an undisclosed price.