Evan Williams reports at hybridCARS
The first Tesla Model S wagon is now ready to go.
It started with a couple of pints in a local pub and ended with a carbon fiber re-bodied Tesla wagon – or shooting brake, depending on who you ask.
The idea originated when a man was complaining to a friend that his Model S couldn’t hold his dogs in the back. There wasn’t enough room under the hatch for the furry beasts. He wanted a proper estate car. A wagon. One with room in the back for four-legged friends.
That led to the creation of Qwest. They deconstructed a Model S P90 and rebuilt it into a wagon. The new bits were made using carbon fiber for the bodywork. Gone is the long sloping hatch. It’s been chopped off by an air saw. Replaced with an upright tailgate and bigger rear windows.
Meanwhile, Jason Siu over at AutoGuide is not exactly enraptured with the look, if the headline to his article is any indication: World’s First Tesla Model S Wagon is Pretty Darn Ugly.
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