Niels van Roij has announced the next ambitious Dutch coachbuilding project and this time it’s a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage based on what’s described as a ‘front-engined grand tourer produced by an Italian automobile manufacturer between 2006-2013’…
Shooting Brake devotees will remember their recent completed ‘Breadvan Hommage’ which took its inspiration directly from a certain Italian V12 Gran Turismo coupe, namely Ferrari’s iconic and somewhat notorious 250 GT, affectionately dubbed ‘La Camionnette’ (little truck).
Well, this modern reimagining looks to have it’s design compass firmly pointed towards the V12 powered Ferrari 599 GTB, albeit sprinkled with even more of that inspirational retro design magic dust we’ve previously seen applied on other projects such as the Silver Spectre and Tesla, both of which happen to be Shooting Brakes.
Designing the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage commission is an honourable task and a great opportunity. The project is equally ambitious as it is demanding. Rendering the legendary classic ‘70s shooting brake into a contemporary piece of car design will be complex. We intend to celebrate the radical original, whilst ensuring we are not bound by it in our imagination
In line with other individual client requirements, the ‘base car’ will undergo significant design changes to almost every single body panel and will be a ‘one of one’ creation.
Like many other integral components, bespoke headlights are to be designed from scratch as will the bonnet line, fenders and front bumper to ensure harmonious proportions and perfect visual symmetry is achieved.
As with all Shooting Brake designs, the rear of the vehicle will embrace the most change with modifications set to include a new roofline, re-designed rear fenders and radically changed taillights.
Oh, and don’t forget those extraordinary butterfly rear windows…
Progress will be tracked and traced carefully, so stay in touch!