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.