Netherlands tuner turning a Mk1 Porsche Boxster into Shooting Brake
Porsche has been treating its customers to an unprecedented richness of choices lately – aside from the usual sports cars, the manufacturer’s current lineup includes a practical liftback, two SUVs and even an estate/wagon, although the German luxury automaker insists on calling it a Shooting Brake. A real Shooting Brake would be too fiddly to design and produce due to the rear-engine layout of the latest Porsches. Luckily for us, tuners can do that instead – in fact, one is doing it right now.
Netherlands-based company Van Thull Development is currently working on reshaping the first generation of the Porsche Boxster into a Shooting Brake. The photos look highly promising and there is much to be said about the tuner’s sense of style and attention to detail, even though the work is still far from complete.
One major plus point for us is that Van Thull diches the original (=dull) Boxster lighting in favor of 911-like headlights and brake lights. The soft top is gone, and a hard roof takes its place.
The rear window seems borrowed from a different car (probably Volvo), while the side windows are once again the 911 fare. Maybe the company will replace these parts will custom-ordered aftermarket ones as the project advances to its completion; then again, maybe not.
Editor Andrew Raspopov