Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera unveiled a dramatic vision for a shooting brake based on the Bentley Continental. For those unfamiliar, a shooting brake is a retro automotive body-style that is essentially a wagon sans two doors, and was a favorite of independent coachbuilders like Touring. The car stole the show, and now the Milanese coachbuilder is taking orders.
The process of transforming a Continental GTC into the Flying Star takes some 4,000 hours of work, and to that end, Touring has hired more staff and invested in new equipment so it can be working on as many as five at a time. It will still take six months from order to delivery, and with production capped at 19 examples, each sells for about $800,000.