And it costs more than a Ferrari F8 Tributo.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is one of the best-looking wagons ever made, but it’s about to get some stiff competition. A Dutch coachbuilder called Vandenbrink Design has converted a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti into a stylish shooting brake. Amazingly, this ambitious project has taken ten years to build from original concept renders and a donor car to the finished product. It was commissioned by owner Van den Heuvel, a "passionate shooting brake enthusiast” who became "enchanted by this unique prospect.”
Inspired by the likes of Zagato, Bertone and Pininfarina, the V12-engined exotic successfully combines the low roof and sleek lines of the 612 Scaglietti with the practicality of a family wagon. Vandenbrink Design hasn’t provided any details about the creation of the project, but photos of the finished car reveal the 612 Scaglietti has been fitted with a bespoke rear end, a sloping roof with integrated skylights, and a custom tailgate featuring a spoiler, a rear wiper and a prominent Ferrari emblem. It arguably looks even better than the original Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
Inside, the cabin mostly carries over, but the modifications have resulted in more interior space and luggage capacity. Again, Vandenbrink doesn't specify how much extra space has been added, but there appears to be a lot more cargo space and headroom for rear passengers. Like the standard 612 Scaglietti, which was the predecessor to the Ferrari FF, power is provided by a 5.7-liter V12 that sends 540 horsepower to the rear wheels.
The one-off shooting Ferrari brake is currently on display at the Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in Uden, Netherlands. It’s based on a 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti with 17,937 miles on the odometer and is being sold for a whopping €300,000 ($340,245) – that’s more than a brand new Ferrari F8 Tributo.
Vandenbrink has only built one Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake so far, but more will be built in the future "only on bespoke order, exclusively for visionary and knowledgeable customers with passion for the underlying automotive quality, aesthetic excellence and historical significance.” Each model will be designed for a purpose and include features for specific activities such as "falconry, racing and equine sports.”