Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shooting Brake Madness!!

Seems with every auto design we get taunted with the idea of a Shooting Brake variation.  Most don’t make it to the streets such as the fake Mustang GT500 below but others like the Corvette

Mustang GT500 Shooting Brake

Callaway Corvette Stingray Shooting Brake
Callaway are going to actually see the open road.  While they are certainly an interesting exercise in auto design would anyone really want one?  Wouldn't they weigh more?  Would they seat more?  Would they be more or less aerodynamic? It can be argued that they are just cool and practicality doesn't matter, but I don’t know if that is a reason that will generate enough sales.  I think at most they are a novelty.  For me personally I would rather go back in time and restore something like an old 1962 Plymouth Fury wagon and trick it out with modern tech.  That would grab some attention.
Aston Martin Shooting Brake

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