• May 26, 2010
Touring Superleggera Flying Star – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Porsche 918 Spyder might've been our pick of the Geneva Motor Show, but the consensus on which vehicle we'd drive home was unanimous: The Bentley Continental-based Flying Star.

As many of you have pointed out, we've got a undying love of all things shooting brake, so the Flying Star lit up all the right nerve endings. And apparently, we aren't alone.

Car and Driver
spoke with Stuart McCullough during the launch of the Mulsanne and when asked about the possibility of a Bentley-built hatch, the Volkswagen board member said, "We have an idea in the back of our minds that we may yet bring to market."

That's far from a confirmation and it's doubtful that a Continental-derived shooting brake is coming, particularly when you consider that the GT is due for a refresh. However, something based on the Mulsanne's underpinnings could replace the aging Continental, and Bentley is sure to be considering other body styles when that model arrives within the next few years.



[Source: Car and Driver]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I just threw up on my keybfsdkjfhasd...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe you'll choke next time! Hoorah!
      Tim
      • 4 Years Ago
      A shooting brake is basically a 2-door wagon that's fast...

      A wagon has 4 doors and typically speeds
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just what the world needs a $240,000 station wagon. So all the rich soccer moms can get there grey pu pon from the grocery store in style and class.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a warmed over Dodge Magnum, which is still sold in Europe as a Chrysler with a 300C nose clip.
      Rumors have been floating that Dodge may revive the Magnum again and continue to produce them along side the 300C, Charger and Challenger. I hope they make this decision since the "super" wagon was reasonably popular and a niche market favorate.
      Chrysler/Fiat has so many options with their flex manufacturing system that this is a viable possibility.
      I'd also like to see a revived Chrysler Pacifica based on the new LX platform that can join the others on the assembly line. The Pacifica was, and may very well still be, the most striking crossover on the market. Owners loved them,they were wildly popular and gave Chrysler a luxury crossover that set the trend for the market.
      Oh, the Bentley is nice too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Somewhat awkward looking.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey! AB Boyz,

      Take note: THIS is a proper shooting brake! Not that 5-Door Benz thing. Germans don't know what an SB is - why do you think Jenson moved over to McLaren? So he wouldn't be saddled with a company that doesn't understand that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't get it. It doesn't look at all like a brake. Nor does it look shooting.

      Someone please explain this to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "i don't understand what the point of it is....."

        It's a cultural divide. Just as working-class Americans who drive F-150's to go raccoon or deer hunting wouldn't understand the point of a shooting brake, it's highly doubtful the English country set shooting partridges would understand the point of a pick-up truck for leisure use. Accept it and move on.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Vince ... shooting brakes are the epitome of the English upper crust. You load it with a tweed cap, a shotgun, a pair of wellies and a labrador ... and off you go to catch pheasant.

        Traditionally, shooting brakes are three-door sporting wagons, but the genre included the likes of the original two-door Range Rover, the embodiment of the hunting set. The Reliant Scimitar GT/E was probably one of the most famous production shooting brakes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i didn't even know shooting brake was a part of english vocabulary until last year, when autoblog started writing 6 posts a day devoted to shooting brake concepts, designs, and renderings. i don't understand what the point of it is..... it seems that most people who would actually buy one (read: dreamers who say they'd buy one if they suddenly gained a large amount of money) don't care about the added "practicality" or whatever. it sure as hell doesn't look any better than a coupe. *shoulder shrug*
        • 4 Years Ago
        If I was going to buy casual shoes, I would choose, le coste

        If I was going to buy cross trainers, I would buy Nike

        If I was going to buy a hiking back pack, I would buy Deuter

        If I was going to buy a luxury car, I would buy a Maserati

        If I was going to buy a car for hunting, I would choose a Range Rover

        so how does this car fit in? Well, if you could afford it, but had limited space...
      • 4 Years Ago
      My main thought when looking at the side of that is "That is one expensive Scirocco".

      Although I'm just not a fan of the shooting brakes. I take my normal cars with two side doors, and my wagons with four. That's just my personal preference anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So so....
      • 4 Years Ago
      finally... a luxury funeral hearse for the ultra wealthy
        • 4 Years Ago
        But the version with the fake wood panels won't look like a hearse.
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like a turd I dropped earlier.
        • 4 Years Ago
        what exquisite turds you have sir
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um! Seen an Panamera lately?
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