Ferrari knows everything about shooting brakes. The current GTC4 Lusso combines the two-door layout with a hatchback like its predecessor F errari FF. Its direct ancestor, the 612 Scaglietti built between 2004 and 2010, was still a classically designed Gran Turismo coupé. Ferrari in-house designer Pininfarina tailored the four-seater a body with a long front and gently sloping roof line that merges into a notchback. A fastback, as presented by most sports cars.
First Vandenbrink car that is actually built
However, Ferrari 612 owners have adopted the design of their car to that of its successors want to lean, can now turn to Vandenbrink with confidence. The design and body forge from Amsterdam has now put a Scaglietti-based shooting brake on the wheels. It is the result of a project that began in 2008: Eleven years ago, Vandenbrink first published design sketches of a Ferrari 612 Shooting Brake. Now the vintage and youngtimer dealer Maurik van den Heuvel has made his copy, built in 2005, available so that the first car designed by Vandenbrink can actually roll onto the road.
The Vandenbrink is right up to the B-pillar. Ferrari with the original 612 Scaglietti match. The curved shoulder line, which bulges slightly above the rear wheels and ends just above the rear lights, also seems to have been left in its original form by the Dutch. The changes take place above: the roof line hardly drops behind the B-pillar and even rises slightly at the very back before it ends in a discreet spoiler. Since the rear side windows almost retain their original shape, the result is a massive C-pillar that is loosened up by horizontal and diagonal light edges.
Odometer reading: 29,000 km. Price: 300,000 euros
Further design details can only be seen in a bird's eye view. For example, that the greenhouse tapers towards the rear so that the very steep rear window is significantly narrower than the windshield. The two elongated panes in the roof above the rear seats and the trunk are only noticeable when viewed from above.
Vandenbrink does not comment on technical changes. The 5.8-liter V12 engine of the 612 Scaglietti probably remained in series production. Means: The free-sucking four-valve engine develops 540 hp, sends a maximum of 589 Newton meters towards the rear axle, accelerates the 1.8-ton truck from zero to one hundred in 4.2 seconds and to a top speed of 320 km /h.
Anyone who has now got a taste for it should be pleased that the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Shooting Brake from Vandenbrink is for sale. Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in Uden, the Netherlands, is offering the car, which has an odometer reading of almost 29,000, for 300,000 euros.