Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Last March we first wrote about the stunning two-door station wagon or "shooting brake" model dubbed the Continental Flying Star built by Italian coachwork firm Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, unveiled by Bentley at the At the Geneva Motor Show. Based on either the Bentley Continental GTC with a 560 hp twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine, or the GTC Speed with a 610 hp engine, only 20 examples will be built at a base price of about $800,000 apiece. Now the very first demo model that was shown in Geneva has been listed for sale in Belgium via global online luxury marketplace JamesList – but bagging the original comes at a premium: it's priced at about $1 million. The car's completely new rear compartment features two foldable rear seats and a variable loading space. The term "shooting brake" does not refer to the braking system but originated with custom built two-door luxury estate cars altered for use by hunters and other sportsmen such as golfers, equestrians, and polo players requiring easy access to larger storage areas than offered by the typical automobile trunk.