- Image: X-Tomi Design

For anyone who loves super niche stuff with wheels, shooting brakes are the absolute pinnacle of automotive beauty. I mean, estates are pretty cool to begin with. Why not take the concept of those long bodied, capacious load-luggers and make them even cooler? Jaguar themselves have even indulged in it in recent years with the much-loved XF Sportbrake.

Image: Jaguar

Image: Jaguar

X-Tomi Design seem to be a part of the crowd that absolutely loves a shooting brake because they've gone and imagined their own out of another niche yet beloved car from Jaguar's model lineup - the F-Type, specifically the latest iteration of it. The F-Type is a gorgeous car to begin with, but with that extended rear end... my god. Just LOOK at it. It's not a million miles away from the design of Aston Martin's ultra-exclusive Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake and nobody at all will argue with you that those Astons are amazing looking cars.

Photo: Newspress

Photo: Newspress

Perhaps X-Tomi Design aren't completely doing a flight of fancy either with their shooting brake style F-Type. Back in the 1980s, if you were so inclined, you could order a car called the Lynk Eventer (pictured above). This was a shooting brake based on the Jaguar XJS Coupe, the 80s equivalent of the F-Type. The Eventer clearly shares quite a few similarities to X-Tomi's F-Type shooting brake with its 3 door configuration and long rear windows. Like the F-Type, it would have had some seriously meaty performance too, especially if it was fitted with the legendary 5.3 litre V12!

Aston Martin's attempt at a flight of fancy shooting brake (Photo: Aston Martin)

Aston Martin's attempt at a flight of fancy shooting brake (Photo: Aston Martin)

Unfortunately for many of us, there's absolutely no business case to be made at all for making an F-Type shooting brake in house. I doubt that's going to stop anyone from having a crack at it though, as X-Tomi's design may well prove. I wouldn't doubt that a select few F-Type owners with very particular tastes and a lot of money to spend will want to go to a coachbuilder and ask them to create something very, very special...

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