I know it’s not 2016 just yet, but based on the quality (and plausibility) of the cars they’re bringing to the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon I’m calling it now: Daihatsu is my Car Maker to Watch for 2016. Look at this Copen shooting brake concept! It’s like a 7/8 scale dreamcar!
Why can’t Americans build a decent shooting brake? I’m sure you’ve asked yourself that question in the shower. Truly, anyone can build a sexy shooting brake, it just takes a good designer like Gabriel Hantig.
Very often, cars are classified by the number of doors they have. Usually it’s two or four. This taxonomy is useful, in a general sense, but not very specific. I’ve noticed that two-door cars especially have a dizzying number of names and styles, so I figured why not make a chart? I mean, what could it hurt, right? …
For those of you who made it to the Jalopnik Film Festival launch party, you know that one of the stars of the show was a gorgeous Volvo P1800. If you missed out, now is your chance to not only own a wonderful P1800, but an ultra rare shooting brake version.
I've been doing some thinking lately. Mostly along the lines of which numbers would win the lotto so I wouldn't have to work anymore. This, somewhat surprisingly, does not take up the majority of my week. So I had to find something else to think about. That thing was shooting breaks. There seems to be some confusion…
Zagato is turning 95 this year, and like all of us hope to do when we turn 95, they're celebrating by building a one-off Aston Martin shooting brake. As you'd expect, it's pretty stunning — but, I don't think it's Shooting Brake enough. I'll explain.
Quick and dirty, but I think they'll get the idea. We want a shooting brake Miata.
The traditional shooting brake is one of the most elusive-yet-desirable car platforms in recorded history. This Volvo 1800ES ramps up the want by being perhaps the most elegant example of what can be done when you mix coupe-grade fun with wagon-grade practicality.
As I've been packing up the near-get-me-institutionalized levels of crap in my house, I occasionally come across something more interesting than a desiccated squirrel carcass or a box of Sega cartridges. This was one of those times — I found a 1963 Ford Book of Styling, and in it, this amazing mystery wagon.
There is hope after all for Scion if this is true, but you'd better pray hard that this news of a rear-wheel-drive, under $30,000 shooting brake based on the FR-S is legitimate and not just a sick, twisted rumor just to get our hopes up.
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
interesting modifications to produce what the factory didn't. This particular example is a unique interpretation of the Corvette wagon that never was.