Made by RemetzCar – Tesla Model S Shooting Brake Design,
Dutch RemetzCar revealed their full electric custom built shooting brake. Based on the Tesla Model S, the shooting brake was commissioned by Dutch collectioneur Floris de Raadt, who is an avid fan of shooting brakes and has owned several one-of-a-kind shooting brakes. Mr. de Raadt is also an early adopter of full electric driving since 2008. RemetzCar earlier developed the exclusive Tesla Model S Hearse, building upon their extensive experience converting cars with and aluminium structure and body, like the Audi A8. Dutch designer Niels van Roij, who runs an independent automotive design firm in the United Kingdom was responsible for the Shooting Brake design. The project was supported by Dutch premium tyre manufacturer Vredestein.
Mr. de Raadt explains: "The idea was to translate my Tesla Model S into a dynamic and sporty yet elegant Shooting Brake, rather than creating a car with maximum luggage space. Niels van Roij Design developed several options for the conversion, focusing on premium design combined with limited conversion costs: thus making coach building available for a larger group of connoisseurs. Our favourite was the option called 'Bold Chrome', featuring remarkable high gloss chrome window trims emphasizing the bold dynamic lines of the car. The result is truly stunning!"
RemetzCar's craftsmen translated the Niels van Roij Design sketches into the actual car, leaving the full core structure of the car as well as the crumple zones intact. RemetzCar also a developed a completely new tailgate, featuring a rear spoiler with hidden rear window wiper and brake light. To give the car an even more bold stance also from a front view, Niels van Roij Design added a chrome trim that runs from the A-pillars all the way along the roofline and around the panoramic roof. Finally, the team developed a unique colour, based on De Raadt's wishes. The green metallic with a twist of gold gives the Model S Shooting Brake an elegant yet striking appearance.
During the first week of 2017 we received a phonecall from Floris de Raadt, a real Shooting Brake fanatic with a preference for electrical vehicles. He had seen our custom build Tesla hearse, which we presented to the public just a few months earlier, and he was wondering if we could also convert a Tesla Model S into a Shooting Brake. He had owned several Shooting Brakes and dreamed about having custom built his own version.
With more than 20 years of experience in stretching and converting high-end proto-types in the luxury class of automobiles this suits our field of specialism perfectly. As for us, a wonderful new challenge that we at RemetzCar greeted with a lot of enthousiasm.
Within a month a Tesla model S was placed into our workshop. After several brainstorming sessions about wether to change de c-pillar or not, the number of windows, the amount af chrome, the design of the tailgate and the overall lines and shape, supplemented with various pictures of existing shooting brakes and artist impressions for inspiration, an concept idea was formed about what would be technically possible within the original budget and how the car was about to look.
With enthusiasm the future Shooting Brake owner de Raadt also encouraged other people with this concept. Huib de Vries, Entrepreneur in automotive marketing, events and communications and co-founder of Holy Cow, joined the project team as PR professional. And Niels van Roij, owner of Niels van Roij Design, an automotive design studio in London, started to work out the concept design in a few premium ideation sketches.
The best ideation sketch was chosen and with this being done project “SHOOTING BRAKE” was born at RemetzCar.
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