Aston Martin Shooting Brake Rendered, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso Rival We Need

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Photo: Rain Prisk Design
We can't help but notice how Ferrari's family efforts, which have recently been strengthened with the help of the GTC4Lusso, seem to turn Maranello into some sort of lone wolf hunting for decent accommodation on long journeys.
Yes, we are amazed at the industry not following suit, especially since the Prancing Horse started the offensive back in 2011, with the brilliant FF.

We're mainly looking at Bentley and Aston Martin here, with the two British Grand Tourer builders ticking all the right boxes for building a proper four-seater, not just the 2+2 coupes or the large sedans they've offered so far.

Under the VW Group umbrella, Bentley might just step up the Continental GT's game, with the Grand Tourer's next generation currently being in an advanced development stage, as shown by the various spyshots we've brought you.

Moving over to Gaydon, the DB11 Aston introduced in Geneva brings the company into a new era, one that offers it the possibility to develop a GTC4Lusso rival. For now, we're bringing you the rendering above - coming from digital artist Rain Prisk, this offers us a brilliant taster.

At the Swiss event, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's CEO, admitted the DB11 is not just the most important car the marque has launched recently but makes for the top effort in the company's 103-year history.

And we couldn't agree more. For one thing, the modular architecture that replaced Aston's aging VH platform would easily allow for some extra room in the back. As for the cabin, the Daimler collaboration could mean the interior would be gifted with all the right switchgear, leaving behind the outdated cabins Astons used to offer.

Then we have the new engine compartment contents. The DB11 introduces a new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 and we're certain we'll get to see multiple incarnations of this versatile engine in the future. The low-end twist could very well serve a family-orientated Aston. And yes, the Brits will build an SUV, but that's another story for another time.
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