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The shooting brake has been commissioned by a businessman who wants more space in the Model S for his dogs
Jimi Beckwith
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29 January 2018

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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

The conversion in its simplest form costs around £70,000 to complete, excluding the cost of the donor car. Prices for other conversions will depend on individuals’ specifications. 

Qwest is the first company to produce an estate version of the Model S, but it is not the only company working on a design. A London-based design house has also revealed its plans for a Shooting Brake variant, which will produce 20 examples for a yet to be confirmed price.

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typos1 30 January 2018

The finished thing doesnt

The finished thing doesnt look as bad as I thought, but the top of the rear doors needs to be changed, other wise it just looks like a cheap conversion, which it isnt.

Einarbb 29 January 2018

What's it's acceleration beyond 62 miles?

Sure, being very quick to 62 miles means you win traffic light races - meaningful performances exists however beyond 62 miles, if we're talking about performance cars.

typos1 30 January 2018

Tesla's performance "above

Tesla's performance "above 60mph" is still "meaningful", it's advantage tails off gradually as speed goes up and ICE engined cars edge ahead (at the moment) but to say the performance isnt "meaningful" above 60mph is total rubbish.

Tuffty 29 January 2018

That isn't a shooting break,

it's an incredibly ugly estate.