I have an inappropriate crush on the Mercedes-Benz CLA. I shouldn't like it. It's FWD (with available AWD, of course) and it only comes with an autobox. But it just looks so good inside and out that I can't help myself. Now, word on the street is there's a wagon version on the horizon, causing my lust to grow deeper.
Mercedes had their slightly disguised CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake Test Mule on hand at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed to tease the model to the large crowd of car lovers and do a few excellent burnouts.
The body style we in the US call a "station wagon" seems to have more variants on what to call it than almost any other body style, with manufacturers often using their own idiosyncratic names, much more so than they do for, say, a coupé or a sedan/saloon. But why?
Call this custom-built, 1989 Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer an estate, a Nomad or a shooting brake, but whatever you call it, make sure to replace every single electrical connection before you take it on a fox hunt, or else you'll be calling it a flatbed.
See, it's not that hard. Every time Audi updates its middle-range A6 sedan, it also comes out with a wagon version, offering the same amenities with more aluminum-und-steel hauling. Here's the 2012 edition of the A6 Avant.
New photos of the Ferrari FF show off the V12-powered shooting brake testing its new F4M four-wheel-drive system in Finland/Sweden (below). They also included a shot of the car in the "elegant" Grigio Ferro Metallic Grey (above).
Although Corvettes are the stuff of sports car legend, they are also the frequent recipients of questionable interesting modifications to produce what the factory didn't. This particular example is a unique interpretation of the Corvette wagon that never was.