When Callaway released its Aerowagon Corvette Stingray shooting brake renderings earlier this year, I nearly fainted from sheer pleasure. And just moments ago, I once again had to break out the smelling salts when I saw the wondrous – if not hastily created – rendering you see above.
It’s from Strand Craft and it is of a Mustang shooting brake that – if I understand the press release correctly – will be built in April 2014.
If you think the MS Paint job on that rendering is bad; wait until you read the release that accompanies it (by way of Motor Authority):
“Strand Craft is proud to announce a new product line in addition to it’s already famous Super Yachts. In production is a Sport Touring wagon, based on Shelby GT 500 wide body..a real American dream car. There will be only one available for purchase in April 2014. This desirable one of a kind vehicle will be build by a world renowned concept car builder in Los Angeles. Design by Kurt Strand. A fast high performance sports car, powered by a super charged 5,8 L DOHC engine with 850 horsepower (0-60 sprint of 3,3 seconds) This unique car comes fully loaded. Recaro seats and a complete grain leather interior, even the trunk makes the car outstanding. The interior is finished with a luxurious 7 channel audio system specially built by McIntosh. McIntosh delivers peak audio output at 1.000 watts with crystal clear sound.”
Ignore the European commas in place of periods – and vise versa – and you get a picture of what they mean. This 850-horsepower Mustang GT500 shooting brake will be built in LA for what I assume is one lucky buyer.
Despite the undeniable sketchiness of the image and written explanation, I can’t help but be head-over-heels for this car. I was glad when all Mustang bodies went to fastback but why Ford hasn’t even created a shooting brake form yet boggles my mind. It’s a clear winner.
Perhaps if Callaway sells more than eight Aerowagons, perhaps a more legitimate aftermarket Mustang tuner will take up the task and build a Mustang shooting brake you can actually buy.
Here’s to hoping.