Niels van Roij Design, the company that brought us the coach-built Tesla Model S Shooting Brake, is working on a homage to the iconic Ferrari 250 Breadvan.

A distinguished customer approached the coach-builder with his desire to pay tribute to the Breadvan.

The build process is yet to begin, with consultation between the coach-builder and the client ongoing. The company stated it would post weekly updates on the progress of the project starting on October 19th.

The Giotto Bizzarrini-designed machine was originally a response to the then-new factory GTO based on the ageing 250 Short Wheel Base. In latter-day historic racing, the unique Breadvan has become something of an icon, putting in plenty of winning appearances at Goodwood, Silverstone and beyond.

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There’s no word on what car the build will be based on. Logically, a modern Ferrari V12 fits the bill. The FF and GTC4 certainly have the shape for it. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume one of these will be hitting the operating table at Niels van Roij Design over the coming months.

“We see it as a great privilege that we can honour the Breadvan through this homage commission,” says Van Roij.

“It is a complex task to translate the essence of the legendary original into a contemporary design. We intend to be inspired by the original, but will ensure we are not limited by it in our creativity.”

Source: MotoringResearch

October 31, 2018