In recent days, photos showing a curious Rolls-Royce prototype circulated on the net, quickly setting the web in turmoil. What can it be about? Rumors were circulating about a Shooting Brake version of one of the models in the lineup, when a graphic designer named Wagen Volk had fun imagining what it might look like. But now the suspense is now over, while the Belgian coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet has just revealed its latest production to date, called Silver Specter Shooting Brake. A name to sleep outside which simply refers to a hunting station wagon version of the superb Rolls-Royce Wraith, commissioned by an owner eager to give his vehicle such a silhouette, inspired by the original British Shooting Brakes.
In the end, seven copies of this model will be produced by the bodybuilder's teams, who collaborated with the famous design studio Niels van Roij Design, in particular behind the Tesla Model S Shooting Break seen at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. The team of Carat Duchatelet therefore relied on a standard Rolls-Royce Wraith for its new creation, and added a new, longer, custom-made roof to it, as well as new exterior fittings. The details of the modifications were not disclosed in details, no information has been announced regarding the interior of the station wagon. The bodybuilder specifies that customers can modify any element they want in their vehicle, whether it is materials or equipment, thus making each car unique.
An ultra-desirable station wagon
Mechanical side, nothing seems to have been affected by Carat Duchatelet, which focused above all on the aesthetic part of this Silver Specter Shooting Brake. It therefore retains its exceptional and ultra-desirable technical sheet, with its 6.6-liter V12 developing some 632 horsepower for a maximum torque of 800 Nm. Despite its some 2.4 tonnes on the scale, probably even more in its version revised and corrected by the Belgian coachbuilder, the Rolls-Royce Wraith announces that he can perform the exercise from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.6 seconds, enough to make some sports cars pale.
Unfortunately, the price charged by Carat Duchatelet to convert your Wraith into a hunting station wagon has not been communicated, but after all, does it really matter when you have enough to put more than € 245,000 in the standard version? And then when we love …
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