It has been just days after the Maranello, Italy-based sports car maker Ferrari unveiled its latest creation – the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. Dubbed by the Italian company as the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in its history, the new 812 Superfast shook the automotive world not only with its design but also with its dynamics.
But while the Ferrari 812 Superfast is still among the hottest topics, an automotive visual artist known as X-Tomi has taken the liberty of transforming this new supercar into a shooting brake (wagon) and the resulting work is simply an amazing sight to behold. One of the many things that X-Tomi had to do was to raise roofline of the Ferrari 812 Superfast to make more space for more headroom for the rear passengers. X-Tomi also moved the C pillar rearward, lining it up with the peak of the rear wheelarches. This also extended the roofline to the rear, resulting to a Ferrari 812 Superfast in a shooting brake form.
Admittedly, X-Tomi is nonetheless a good interpretation of how the Ferrari 812 Superfast would look like if it was intended as a shooting brake instead of as a berlinetta. It also proves that Ferrari’s art and design as redefined in the 812 Superfast wouldn’t only look good in berlinetta form but also in shooting body style. Perhaps we could call this version of the Ferrari 812 Superfast as the Ferrari 812 Supertourer, as powered by the same powerplant that is found on the newly revealed 12-cylinder berlinetta. Its core would be Ferrari’s new 6.5-liter V12 engine that could deliver up to 800 hp of output and up to 530 lb.-ft. of torque – all sent to the rear wheels. While the new 812 Superfast could sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds, its shooting brake version should be slower, no thanks to a difference in body style and possible weight additions. Moreover, the shooting version should be a four-wheel drive unit, just like the Ferrari FF and the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso.
Yes, we shouldn’t forget that Ferrari unveiled its latest shooting brake offering recently, nearly a year ago, and it wasn’t less stunning that the Ferrari 812 Superfast – the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. Between the shooting brake version of the 812 Superfast and the GTC4 Lusso, we would definitely go for the real deal. After all, the GTC4 Lusso was designed and developed by Ferrari with a simply goal in mind – to recreate its sporting grand tourer offering that could carry up to four occupants.
Likewise, it is highly unlikely that Ferrari would replace the GTC4 Lusso soon, considering that it just launched this grand tourer in 2016. It is probable that Ferrari would spit out a new shooting brake by 2021, and its design should be relevant by the needs or wants of that time, which may mean the GTC4 Lusso replacement might look nothing like the 812 Superfast.