There’s no doubt that the Tesla Model S is an impressive vehicle by most measures. The dual-motor P100D has gone from 0-60 mph in a brain-altering 2.3 seconds, leaving behind pretty much every other production car on the planet. And it does this in silence, courtesy of all that smooth electric torque.
With a growing network of superchargers making long distance EV travel more viable, basically the only thing going against the model S is the lofty price. Almost as impressive as its acceleration, its six-figure price tag puts it out of reach for most consumers. It isn’t going to win anyone over on design either, as its rather bland styling is more high-end appliance, than it is high-end automobile.
Dutch collector, electric car enthusiast, and shooting brake aficionado, Floris de Raadt commissioned renonwned Dutch coachbuilder RemetzCar to build him the Model S that Tesla should have built in the first place, and also the Model S of my dreams.
This stunning shooting brake was penned by Neils van Roij owner of a London based independent design firm who supplied Floris with several different options for this conversion focusing on premium design within a budget, opening the door for a limited production run.
Mr. de Raadt explains: “The idea was to translate my Tesla Model S into a dynamic and sporty, yet elegant shooting brake, rather than creating a car with maximum luggage space.”
The chosen conversion called “Bold Chrome” features distinctive high-gloss chrome window trim that accentuates the bold and dynamic lines of the car. Finished in beautiful metallic green with a twist of gold, the design is elegant and sleek while still maintaining the essence of Tesla’s Model S.
The RemetzCar Model SB as it is officially known, was translated from design sketches into the actual finished car while leaving everything under the skin, including crumple zones, of the base Model S largely intact.
Limited to just 20 units, the Model SB will be a rare sight on the roads and will make its public debut at the International Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo, held from June 29th to July 1st, 2018 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Photos © RemetzCar/Luuk van Kaathoven
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