London-based design house turns American electric luxury liftback into an estate

A new Tesla Model S Shooting Brake has been revealed by a London-based design company ahead of a planned 20-unit production run.

Created by Niels van Roij Design in London, the car is due to be produced by RemetzCar at its coachbuilding facility just outside Amsterdam.

Dutchman van Roij’s model features a stretched roofline to give it more of an estate-style rear end and a bigger boot capacity. The car’s tailgate is heavily raked and extra chrome trim has been added to the sides of the body.

Changes have also been made to the interior, where new trimmings and badges have been added.

No modifications have been announced for the powertrain, so the Model S's standard all-electric system will remain.

Although the car takes a similar form to the Norfolk-designed and built Qwest Model S Shooting Brake that was revealed earlier this year (and Autocar drove), the details are bespoke to give each car a unique look.

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“The conversion merges seamlessly with the Tesla base vehicle, while clearly communicating through form, design language and materials that this is a tailor-made Shooting Brake,” said van Roij of his car. “And of course, we added a completely new sculpted rear end, keeping the shoulders of the car alive, thus ensuring a bold stance.”

Pricing for the new Model S Shooting Brake is yet to be revealed.

Qwest's rival conversion, which features carbonfibre bodywork, is priced from £70,000.

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13 December 2017

Until Tesla and Elon Musk get out of their US-centric bubble and realise that they are selling to a world market and perhaps a Model S Estate would have been a far better move than the ridiculous Model X and far simpler to achieve....

Wake up Elon, E63 Estate owner wants a Model S but won't buy one until you sort an Estate version out.... These things are popular in Europe, wake up!

29 May 2018

I prefer Qwest's flat roof version, simpler and cleaner looking than this effort. The production version of this is nothing as successful as the sketch.

TS7

29 May 2018
abkq wrote:

I prefer Qwest's flat roof version, simpler and cleaner looking than this effort. The production version of this is nothing as successful as the sketch.

I'm in th opposite camp, feeling that this is more elegant than the set-square quest. And the hatchback S for that matter. It could still do without the puffy haunches though.

29 May 2018
TS7 wrote:

abkq wrote:

I prefer Qwest's flat roof version, simpler and cleaner looking than this effort. The production version of this is nothing as successful as the sketch.

I'm in th opposite camp, feeling that this is more elegant than the set-square quest. And the hatchback S for that matter. It could still do without the puffy haunches though.

I agree, the one from Norfolk looked ridiculously stupid, like it was designed by a 10 year old.

XXXX just went POP.

29 May 2018
TS7 wrote:

abkq wrote:

I prefer Qwest's flat roof version, simpler and cleaner looking than this effort. The production version of this is nothing as successful as the sketch.

I'm in th opposite camp, feeling that this is more elegant than the set-square quest. And the hatchback S for that matter. It could still do without the puffy haunches though.

 

If I remember correctly, the Quest's square rear side window and flat roof were a product of the limitations to the base vehicle's C-pillar structure. To modify the Tesla to the sketch shown here would take some pretty fundamental structureal changes. Personally I like this version but I can't see how easy it will be to acheive.

30 May 2018

There is a fundamental difference between this and the quests version

This one' attractive but does have less interior space, but if that' what you wanted just buy the model x...

30 May 2018

There is a fundamental difference between this and the quests version

This one' attractive but does have less interior space, but if that' what you wanted just buy the model x...

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