A Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake Could Very Well Be Our Dream Car

There’s something about the Shooting Brake bodystyle that has intrigued car enthusiasts for decades.

While they are exceptionally rare, there is something very appealing about having a two-door sports car that features an elongated roofline. Not only does it improve practicality, it’s also (in most cases) extremely pleasing to the eye.

Take this Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake rendering, for example. Created by Rain Prisk, it depicts the F-Type R with a revised roof and rear end that transforms the entire look of the car. A standard F-Type, without even the slightest tweak to its styling, is already one of the best-looking production vehicles on planet Earth. Transforming it into a Shooting Brake takes it from a 10/10 straight to 11 – or more.

The thing is, this is just a styling exercise, and as good as it looks, there’s very little chance Jaguar will ever decide to build an F-Type Shooting Brake. Instead, the British manufacturer is said to be considering an overhaul of the F-Type family, which could include an all-electric version as well as a series of hybrid powertrains.

What’s more, Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly looking to ink a deal with BMW, which will see it replace its aging 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with the German manufacturer’s familiar 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. And that’s not all.

In 2020, Jaguar will allegedly launch an all-new generation of F-Type as a 2+2. There’s a chance this could harm the vehicle’s evocative styling, but if Jaguar’s designers get it right, they could create a vehicle that looks as good as the current car but is more practical.

  • Vottek Mäxle

    Stop ruining good-looking cars! Stop this shooting break madness! Not every sports car needs a shooting-break-variant!

    • Bananarama

      False. This is beautiful. Shooting brake is best car shape.

      • Bo Hanan

        Holla!!!

  • Mr. EP9

    Now this is a proper shooting brake. All those other shooting brakes aren’t shooting brakes; those are wagons. Now if someone decided to actually make this I’d love to see the results in person.

  • Harry_Wild

    LOOks like a body of the Ferrari FF? model!

  • Six_Tymes

    Now that is show stopping coolness. Does Rain Prisk have more angles, a front image perhaps?

  • Jin Tao

    Here’s the problem with shooting brake. Everyone online loves it. “i’d buy one blah blah”. But in real world the market has a hard time accepting shooting brakes. If people are actually lining up to buy shooting brakes why aren’t anyone making them? Afterall car manufactures are profit driven, noone would say no to free money.

    • MarketAndChurch

      True, but when was the last time someone made a shooting brake version of a very attractive sportscar, and it didn’t do well?

    • Anders Gustav

      do we really know that? The last ordinary production car to be sold as a shooting brake was probably the Volvo P1800and I belive that sold pretty good? Mercedes has sold a CLS “shooting brake” and that did pretty well too, although that was probably an estate, not at true shooting brake,

      • D3X

        There’s been a few over the years over the Volvo P1800.
        – BMW Z4 Coupe
        – BMW M Coupe
        – VW scirocco
        – Volvo C30 (arguably)
        – Ferrari FF
        – Ferrari GTC4Lusso Coupe

        None of these were great sellers.

    • D3X

      I think this is more a car enthusiast thing, the lure of a practical high performance sports car with 2 doors and 2 seats. It’s also super rare and unique, another trait that enthusiasts love, but who are we kidding? Car Enthusiasts that love shooting brakes are a niche group, and even then the tussle of practicality and what you can afford takes over that decision. Even when you can afford it, you end up getting separate cars: an SUV, a high performance coupe.

  • NoSnarkHere

    Finally a worthy replacement for the clown shoe.

    And I mean that in the best possible way. A Z3M with a BMW V8?

  • sidewaysspin

    Shooting brakes are horrible, but awesome because of that.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Tastefully made.

  • Blanka Li

    Sweetgeezusgawd I need this.

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