Son fabricant prévoit d'en construire d'autres.

Nous sommes récemment tombés sur une curieuse Rolls-Royce qui faisait le plein dans une station-service. C'est l'instagrammer Wilcoblok qui a publié les images, et imaginez notre surprise lorsque nous avons découvert cette Wraith Shooting Brake. Nous n'avions alors pas d'informations à propos de cette voiture si mystérieuse, mais maintenant si, et c'est assez extraordinaire. C'est le seul exemplaire qui existe, cela pourrait bientôt changer.

Commençons par le commencement. Ce n'est pas un produit Rolls-Royce. C'est une idée de Niels van Roij Design et de Carat Duchatelet, une entreprise belge. Le premier étant un designer automobile réputé et le second un carrossier avec 50 ans d'expérience. Le produit fini s'appelle "Carat Duchatelet Silver Spectre Shooting Brake", et comme le montrent les photos, il est exquis.

Galerie: Rolls-Royce Wraith Shooting Brake par Carat Duchatelet

Le véhicule de base est évidemment une Rolls-Royce Wraith. Le long toit est fabriqué à la main par Carat Duchatelet pour épouser parfaitement la forme de la Wraith. Il y a aussi d'autres éléments réalisés sur mesure, comme les garnitures extérieures entourant la vitre latérale. Cette réalisation est inspirée par les authentiques "Shooting Brake" des marques britanniques.

Son fabricant n'a pas donné d'informations concernant les modifications opérées dans l'habitacle, mais nous pouvons apercevoir quelques détails comme les rails à bagages sur le plancher. Carat Duchatelet précise que les clients peuvent personnaliser l'intérieur de leur voiture. Cela peut aller par la sélection de divers matériaux à des éléments de design qui sont définis lors de visites personnelles et de discussions entre le client et l'entreprise.

Ce modèle a été commandé par un propriétaire de la Rolls-Royce Wraith qui voulait absolument un Shooting Brake. Il a été livré la semaine dernière. C'est le premier de ce genre, mais Carat Duchatelet prévoit d'en construire sept au total. Le prix n'est pas mentionné, mais si vous avez déjà une Wraith, vous pouvez probablement vous permettre cette conversion très cool.

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Carat Duchatelet unveils its latest creation based on a Rolls-Royce Wraith converted into a Shooting Brake.


SHOOTING BRAKE HISTORY
The term shooting brake is full of heritage, it originated in
19th century England.
A brake was a big cart without body work used for
training young horses.
In shooting brake, rear passengers were sitting face to
face with their hunting dogs and weapons.
During the 1920’s and 1930’s high end motorcars were
converted into luxurious transport vehicles for aristocrat
hunters.

From the 1950’s the shooting brake turned to bespoke luxurious sports car, mostly two doors coupé, with station wagon
capabilities to enable to transport of firearms and hunting trophy.
In 2019, that heritage will live again thanks to the exclusive SILVER SPECTRE SHOOTING BRAKE.

COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE PATRON, THE DESIGNER NIELS VAN ROIJ AND THE FAMOUS MASTER
COACHBUILDER CARAT DUCHATELET


The design of Silver Specter Shooting Brake is born out of a personal collaboration. Above all, an authentic partnership
between the patron and the Niels van Roij Design & Carat Duchatelet team.
One day, the happy owner of a Rolls-Royce Wraith asked designer Niels van Roij to research a theme for his already
exclusive car. While the shooting brake concept was quickly validated, the choice of the coachbuilder to engineer the
project and hand-build it was a no-brainer: who else than the famous Master Coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet with its 50-
years’ experience in design and production of some of the most exclusive cars on the planet ?
Niels van Roij Design together with Carat Duchatelet team have designed a uniquely bespoke Shooting Brake conversion.


This conversion is based on one of the most luxurious models.
Silver Specter Shooting Brake’s proportions are genuinely striking. The graceful lines were be built by highly Carat
Duchatelet’ skilled craftsmen. The shapes of this design link heritage models with modern design. The voluminous
surfaces and affluent shapes of the body are especially noteworthy. The design features bespoke jewelry all around. For
instance, the handsome, expertly crafted trim piece surrounding the side windows.
This frame honors important historical cars of high-end British brands. It distinguishes Silver Specter Shooting Brake from
the OEM base vehicle and emphasizes her elegance.

WHAT EXCLUSIVITY IS ALL ABOUT: ALWAYS UNIQUE


There are many opportunities for bespoke interior work.
When you commission your personal Silver Specter Shooting
Brake to Carat Duchatelet, your car will be truly uniquely
yours. Completely adapted by Carat Duchatelet to your
lifestyle, wishes, ideas and character: everything is tailormade,
exclusively for you.
One of the most important elements in your Silver Spectre
Shooting Brake comes exclusively from you: your Wish-List.
There is a large variety of options and many possibilities. Your
imagination and inspiration are is the limit!


Carat Duchatelet team of experts are at your service and can conduct detailed dialogs with you and help you turning your
dreams into reality.
Based on sketches, which can follow after possible home visits at your request, your commission will be made into a
personal statement.


The design process is a journey of inspiration, curiosity and creativity. The choices are endless. Ranging from headrest
embroidery, tailor-made marquetry, carbon fiber trim inlays or even crystal inserts to personalized tread plates. You
might opt for color-coded leather hides and one-off exterior colors. Or perhaps you prefer uniquely monogrammed
upholstery, with your family crest.


This exploration can go through the world of art and design. It can lead to distant lands or your favorite places. Soaking up
the character of objects, materials, colors, textures, patterns. All to be translated into an extraordinarily distinctive
design. All enhancements installed will be hand-finished and truly individual. Making sure the design is reflecting you, as
the vehicle’s guardian.


The result is that your car will be carefully hand-crafted and exquisitely produced for you, for you only. It will be one of a
kind motor vehicle.


ONLY SEVEN UNITS, WORLWIDE
With the Silver Specter Shooting Brake, pinnacle of exclusivity is almost reached. You are absolutely sure you won’t cross
the same model in the street. Carat Duchatelet will hand-craft only seven cars for the whole world.


Finally, conversion time production is amazingly short considering the level of exclusivity. We are talking about months
and not years. This is worth. If I may paraphrase Sir Henry Royce: quality is remembered long after waiting time is
forgotten.


For more information, please contact Carat Duchatelet SA –
Benoît Ceulemans – b.ceulemans@caratbyduchatelet.com - Tel: + 32 43 49 55 50 – Mob: +32 475 85 45 40
www.caratduchatelet.com