Imagine Ferrari realised a little sooner how brilliant an idea it was to make a brand new shooting brake. Around 2005 or 2006, perhaps.
Instead of waiting until 2011 to introduce the FF, Ferrari might have decided to turn its predecessor, the Scaglietti, into a beautiful wagon. It’s a shame Maranello never did the deed, but no matter, as a Dutch coachbuilder has decided to make a Scaglietti shooting brake itself.
Amsterdam-based Vandenbrink Design actually penned the big-bootied 612 way back in 2008, and over 10 years later, it’s finally been made a reality. And is it just us, or are the Scaglietti’s proportions a little more resolved with the addition of that wagon derrière?
The kind of work that went into the conversion hasn’t been detailed, and neither has the length of time it took. But it’s safe to assume it was a spectacularly-labour intensive job. So although it is possible to have one built “on bespoke order,” you’ll need to hand over vast quantities of cash.
Vandenbrink isn’t kidding about the “bespoke” bit, either. It says that each of the cars it builds “can be ‘designed to purpose, with features for specific use like falconry, racing and equine sports”. Although not mentioned, we’re sure it can be outfitted with high-speed trips to Ikea too.
There’s no mention of any mechanical changes, meaning it’ll still have a 5.7-litre V12 up front producing 533bhp. The standard car’s 0-62mph time of four seconds dead might have risen a touch owing to the inevitable weight gain, but hey, that just gives you more time to enjoy the noise of a 12-pot Ferrari engine before reaching unreasonable speeds.