The world's first Tesla Model S Shooting Brake is now completed and fully operational - and this is the first picture of the finished car.
Created by British engineering firm Qwest, the model, named the P90D-SB, is based on the P90D and is said to be 14kg lighter than the standard car due to the use of carbonfibre in its custom built rear section.
The car remains connected to the Tesla network and therefore retains the digital systems of the regular Model S.
It is also claimed to offer identical performance, with a 0-62mph time of 2.8sec - making this the quickest estate car on sale, beating the previous champion, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Qwest, based in Norfolk and led by managing director Dorian Hindmarsh, has been working on the Tesla shooting brake for more than a year. It will show the car in public at the London motor show this May.
Sneaky peak part 4. Yes. Both sides are the same!!! That's the beauty of a modelled and engineered product. #nearlythere. #theteslashootingbrake #tesla #ElonMusk Who would like to see it move? @FullyChargedShw pic.twitter.com/0NJieIgJNp
— Qwest Norfolk (@QwestNorfolk) December 16, 2017
The bespoke rear section of the car is made from carbonfibre by a specialist car part manufacturer that usually crafts Formula 1 car components. This is bonded to the car's aluminium chassis.
The project is the result of a conversation with an entrepreneur friend of Hindmarsh's who wanted a car with all the qualities the Model S brings but with more space to carry his dogs. The sloping roofline of the hatchback doesn’t allow enough room in its original form.