Silver Spectre shooting brake, designed by Niels van Roij

8th March 2023

Renowned designer Niels van Roij has brought the shooting brake back to life, the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake. Drawing inspiration from the classic shooting brakes of the 1930s, van Roij has imbued this vehicle with a modern twist, seamlessly blending classic British automotive design cues with cutting-edge styling and engineering.

The delicate, silky-smooth skin of the vehicle is a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship that went into its creation, with every detail carefully considered and meticulously executed.

This coach-built motor vehicle is a truly authentic design statement, engineered with the utmost precision and constructed entirely by hand. With sophisticated, purposeful details throughout, the “Silver Spectre Shooting Brake” is a true work of art, a masterpiece of automotive design that will stand the test of time.

Silver Spectre shooting brake

“Starting at the front the richly sculpted lines lusciously sweep backward. The roof has been hand-made out of one the largest singular pieces of ultra-strong and light carbon fiber composite. One of the first benefits of the carbon fiber roof to the design of Silver Spectre Shooting Brake was the ability to conceive the unique roofline silhouette, giving Silver Spectre Shooting Brake an immediate sense of occasion and pedigree. The long lines signal master craftsmanship and exquisite style. A manifestation of grand touring in its purest form.” – Niels van Roij, Designer of Silver Spectre shooting brake

Limited to only 7 units worldwide

Each “7 cars” out of the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake line-up comes in a bespoke, strikingly unique design theme. This includes individual color schemes and materials for both interior and exterior, one-off singular or two-tone exterior paints, and pinstripes applied by hand on the body.

Highly polished woods on the dashboard and doors, headrest embroidery, personalized tread plates, and color-matched leather or silk upholstery are a selection of the curated choices made by Niels van Roij Design for the interior. On top of this, each of the 7 Silver Spectre Shooting Brake iterations comes with an exclusive tailor-made option, feature, or item.

Silver Spectre shooting brake

Every piece will only be available on one of the 7 vehicles. The articles are ranging from a picnic hamper featuring the veneers as applied to the dashboard, to a luggage set matching the upholstery and an exclusive timepiece in car-paint coordinated materials. All will be seamlessly integrated into the design of the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake in question.

Spectacular Design

At the rear, the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake commands attention with its distinctive, sculptural detailing and lack of chrome, creating a truly unique and unforgettable visual impact. The wide and low rear glass, set deeply into the bodywork, harkens back to the classic English coach-built vehicles of the past, while the facet surrounding the trunk lid from top to bottom provides a bold and powerful visual statement.

This bold design element also offers owners a wide range of exclusive two-tone paint possibilities, allowing them to make their vehicle their own truth. Whether seen from the rear three-quarter view or straight on, the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake captures the imagination and evokes a sense of timeless elegance and luxury. It is a truly remarkable vehicle, designed and built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and engineering, and a testament to the enduring legacy of Rolls-Royce.

Silver Spectre shooting brake

The Silver Spectre Shooting Brake features a hand-made infinity starlight headliner, showcasing the car’s bespoke capabilities. The fibre-optic strands create a celestial scape, with the stars fading out towards the back to give the impression of an endless starlit sky, a world first in automotive design.

Exclusive design with more power

The Silver Spectre Shooting Brake boasts a powerful 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine with increased power and torque output. With a standard 632 hp and 800 Nm (or max 870 Nm of torque for Black Badge), this luxury car has been upgraded to a remarkable 700 hp and 900 Nm. Experience unmatched power and performance in this exquisite vehicle.

Silver Spectre shooting brake

In the words of Niels van Roij himself, this vehicle is not only highly original and visually stunning but also historically relevant, linking back to the heyday of shooting brakes while embracing the latest in modern styling and engineering. With its perfect blend of classic and contemporary, the Silver Spectre Shooting Brake is a vehicle that will turn heads and capture hearts for generations to come.