Carbon fibre coachbuilding specialist QWest will touch down at what is billed as the “automotive event of the year” from 17-20 May armed with its latest creation, the world’s first Tesla-based producton Shooting Brake based on the Model S 90D.
The conversion was inspired by the Tesla owners dog, Ted. The large pooch sadly did not fit in the standard hatchback of the Model S and required a upgrade to the executive car’s rear, resulting in this one off Shooting Brake.
The Tesla’s is 7.4 cubic feet larger than the standard 90D, yet is actually 12kg lighter thanks to the use of carbon fibre. It was developed to be more than simply a conversion – it’s an integrated design and elegantly engineered solution that complements the car it’s based on.
QWest is famed for setting the benchmark for a modern connotation of a traditional coachbuilder, using only carbon fibre in its operations. The Norfolk-based company pulled out all the stops to make the world’s first Tesla-based Shooting Brake, and it’s sure to be a popular attraction at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.
After outgrowing Battersea Evolution the London Motor Show has relocated to the iconic ExCeL for 2018 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Alec Mumford, Chairman of The Confused.com London Motor Show, added:
“This year’s London Motor Show is set to welcome more world firsts than ever before in our new home, and we’re delighted to have the world’s first Tesla-based Shooting Brake coming to the capital. This is a serious feat of engineering using the very latest technology, making it perfect for our enthusiastic audience. This isn’t a car to be missed at the show!”