Here are the best shooting brakes
Theo Chin’s F-Type rendering reminded us that shooting brakes are incredible. Here are the top ten
Posted: 14 Feb 2014
When we first spotted the sumptuous F-Type rendering from Malaysian pixel rearranger Theophilus Chin, we nearly forgot how to English. But after a bit of dribbling and a little lie-down, we returned to our keyboards and reached an important conclusion: shooting brakes are bloody brilliant.
They're nearly as old as the car itself, too, though they've changed a bit since their inception in the early twentieth century. Originally conceived for hunting game, shooting brakes were described by Commercial Motor magazine as having "seats for eight persons as well as the driver, whilst four guns and a large supply of cartridges, provisions baskets and a good 'bag' can be carried" in 1908.
Nowadays, they've morphed into a sort of cross between an estate and a coupe. Sports car panache. Estate car space. And, more often than not, a soupcon of knee-trembling suave.
Here are ten of the best.
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