Dutch designer Niels van Roij and Belgium-based Carat Duchatelet, the former being a well-known automotive designer, comes with another shooting brake, this time based is a Rolls-Royce.
It is not an official Rolls-Royce model and instead comes from a small coachbuilder out of Belgium called Carat Duchatelet. The car is officially dubbed the Carat Duchatelet Silver Spectre Shooting Brake and it is based around a Rolls-Royce Wraith.
The design comes from the mind of Niels van Roij Design and the coachbuilder has clearly spent countless hours transforming the shape of the luxurious two-door. To turn the Wraith into a Shooting Brake, the coachbuilder has modified the roof and stretched it back right to the tailgate.
The base vehicle is obviously a Rolls-Royce Wraith. The long roof is handcrafted by Carat Duchatelet and designed to flow seamlessly with the Wraith’s shape. Bespoke touches, like the bold exterior trim surrounding the side glass and extending well onto the rear pillars, were created to give the car a further sense of uniqueness. The overall design isn’t just a stretched roof either; it’s based on classic Shooting Brakes from high-end British brands of decades past, so it has a very authentic feel.
Few other exterior modifications appear to have been made but the car does rock a sophisticated shade of dark red with various silver and chrome accents, including the window surrounds and the front grille. The coachbuilder has yet to release interior photos of the Shooting Brake but we can see the trunk is clad in a mixture of black, white, and red leather. It appears as though the tri-color leather finish continues throughout the rest of the cabin.
This is the first of its kind, but Carat Duchatelet is set to build a total of seven, and the lead time to get one is a matter of months, not years.