What is a shooting brake, and why are they popular?
1. Porsche Panamera shooting brake
A shooting brake car is essentially a car with the shape similar to an estate or station-wagon, but could have only two passenger doors, rather than the standard 4 or more. It’s also quite common for shooting brake cars to have a slanted rear roof, so it appears a bit more sleek, and can appeal to those in the market for space, as well as a sporty exterior. More often than not, shooting brakes are ideal vehicles for those who need a little extra practicality to store pets and/or children, without having the extra weight and bulky appearance of an estate or SUV. You could certainly say they are intended for quite a niche market, but that’s not to say they don’t sell well. In fact, many manufacturers are producing shooting brakes because they’ve seen the space in the market for them. Here are some of the more popular shooting brakes on the market today. The Porsche Panamera has been a big seller for Porsche over the last decade, but the recently released sport turismo / shooting brake model caused a real stir in the market. There’s nothing quite like it as far as the competition is concerned.