THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL DUTCH ELECTRIC SHOOTING BRAKE
-Developed and built by renowned coach builder RemetzCar
-Commissioned by a Dutch shooting brake collectioneur
-Designed by Niels van Roij Design, London
-Series of 20 units planned
Dutch RemetzCar revealed their full electric custom built shooting brake today. Based on the Tesla Model S, the shooting brake was commissioned by Dutch collectioneur Floris de Raadt, who is an avid fan of shooting brakes and has owned several one-of-a-kind shooting brakes. Mr. de Raadt is also an early adopter of full electric driving since 2008. RemetzCar earlier developed the exclusive Tesla Model S Hearse, building upon their extensive experience converting cars with and aluminium structure and body, like the Audi A8. Dutch designer Niels van Roij, who runs an independent automotive design firm in the United Kingdom was responsible for the shooting brake design. The project was supported by Dutch premium tyre manufacturer Vredestein.
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. Niels van Roij Design developed several options for the conversion, focusing on premium design combined with limited conversion costs: thus making coach building available for a larger group of connoisseurs. Our favourite was the option called ‘Bold Chrome’, featuring remarkable high gloss chrome window trims emphasizing the bold dynamic lines of the car. The result is truly stunning!”
RemetzCar’s craftsmen translated Van Roij’s design sketches into the actual car, leaving the full core structure of the car as well as the crumple zones intact. RemetzCar also a developed a completely new tailgate, featuring a rear spoiler with hidden rear window wiper and brake light. To give the car an even more bold stance also from a front view, Van Roij added a chrome trim that runs from the A-pillars all the way along the roofline and around the panoramic roof. Finally, the team developed a unique colour, based on De Raadt’s wishes. The green metallic with a twist of gold gives the Model SB an elegant yet striking appearance.
Right after the reveal, the owner will make a tour through various countries in Europe, showing the car to prospects and media outlets. It will have its public premiere at the International Concours d’Élégance Paleis Het Loo, held from 29 June to 1 July 2018 in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
Based in the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport area in the Netherlands, RemetzCar specializes in the production of high-class conversions based on premium vehicles for a highly distinguished global clientele, including Royal Families. For over two decades, the company engineers with the latest technology available in the automotive sector, combined with traditional craftsmanship. The research & development department is constantly striving to improve the existing techniques, including conversions of aluminium body structures. True attention to detail and perfection has remained the foundation of the company since its founding.
About Niels van Roij Design
Niels van Roij is a Dutch car designer living and working in London, from where he runs his award winning design studio. hrough his automotive atelier, Niels has worked on many projects for the transportation- and design industries, for instance the Future London Taxi. For Niels' design studio a team of highly skilled designers are working on a wide variation of interdisciplinary automotive projects, using advanced technology and sophisticated creative processes - from concept generation to final execution. Making coach building available for a larger group of car and design enthusiasts has been a recent focus for Niels van Roij Design – more bespoke vehicles, based on different platforms, are planned.
28 Mei, 2018
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