The Ferrari 612 Scaglinetti Shooting Brake is a Future Classic
Built by Dutch Coachbuilder Vanderbrink Designs and all of the builds are bespoke
This is not a car by Ferrari, but is based on a Ferrari. I always felt the 612 Scaglinetti needed something more, when the 599 arrived it felt like a better car and better option over the 612, but, after looking at this shooting brake - I can say the 612 is now complete. All it needed was a bigger boot. The creators of this are Vanderbrink Design, they are a coachbuilder from Netherlands. In 2009, the company had shown design renderings of a shooting brake, 10 years later it is finally here, and it looks like a functional piece of art.
I like the shape of the shooting brake it does not have a curved roof, rather a straight one and it does have dual roof windows, a unique and cool feature. The bodywork around the roof windows are extended and this appears to create an aero surface for additional downforce, which is nice.
Dual Windows on the roof. Souce: Vanderbrink Design
On the interior has a 2+2 seating arrangement like all other shooting brakes. There appears to be more than enough headroom for the passengers in the rear seats. The added capacity for the cargo space isn’t mentioned but from the looks of it, it seems more than enough.
This shooting brake has the same 5.7 litre V12 of the 612 sending all the power to the rear wheels, if you add a set of snow tires, there is enough of power to make it to ski resorts during the winter months.
These cars are coachbuilt as Vanderbrink say it "designed to purpose". According to the press release they are also adding features specific to falconry, racing and equine (equestrian) sports. How much this car will lighten your pocket, since this is a coachbuilt car so you will have to follow the drill like every interested person and call them up.