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12 February 2014

Jaguar F-Type Shooting Brake

Warning: IT’S NOT REAL. But that doesn’t mean Jag shouldn’t build it

Rowan Horncastle
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We really like the Jaguar F-Type. It looks great, makes a fantastic noise and has a hilarious obsession with destroying rear tyres. But it's got one big, fat flaw: bootspace.

Now we don't want to get all adenoidal on you, but 196 litres is a pitiful amount of storage space for a GT car.

Things have improved with the Coupe, as two sets of golf sticks fit in the back. But luggage on top? No chance.

Thankfully automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin has a solution: make it a shooting brake. That's when you mix the sleek coupe body style with the practicality and space of an estate. And as you can see, the result looks rather excellent.

It also makes sense to build it. Why? Because car companies are constantly banging on about their heritage. And back in 1966 Jaguar lengthened the E-Type (the F-Type's predecessor) offered it with two more seats in the back and called it the 2+2. The overall dimensions looked very similar to what you see above. So with a bit of jiggery-pokery and two more seats, we reckons Theophilus' design - in the hands of Ian Callum - has some legs in it.

And imagine the performance. The new coupe-bodied ‘R' has a supercharged 5.0-litre engine that's cranked up to 542bhp and boasts ceramic stoppers. So if these were fitted to the shooting brake, you could have a rival for the fantastic Ferrari FF.

I'm sure you internet types want to see it built, because we sure as hell do. So, how about it Jag?

Tags: jaguar, f type, shooting brake



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