The design studio Niels van Roij Design took up the old one and a little over two months after the premiere of the Breadvan Hommage shooting break based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello announced a new homage project. This time, the Dutch intend to build a modern version of the Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Shooting Brake, a station wagon created in the 1970s for American architect Bob Gittleman.
All that Niels van Roij Design has for today is a couple of sketches and a few introductory notes. So, Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will be built on the basis of the front-engine Ferrari, will receive a completely new body, optics and lifting glass panels, like the real 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Shooting Brake. The V12 engine and the start of production of the donor car in 2006 hint that the 599 GTB Fiorano coupe will be the basis, which means you can count on at least 620 hp under the hood and rear-wheel drive.
This is much more than the 365 GTB / 4 Daytona that inspired Niels van Roy, the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2 Shooting Brake Vignale and the famous bread van. The car was built by the British niche sports car manufacturer Panther Westwinds, designed by Luigi Chinetti Jr. (the son of the same Chinetti who brought Ferrari the first victory at Le Mans) and artist Gene Garfinkle in 1974. The Shooting Break was equipped with a V12 4.4 paired with a five-speed “mechanics”, but had only 352 horsepower.
If you look at the previous work of Niels van Roij Design, the station wagon Breadvan Hommage, then “Daytona”, most likely, is also built to an individual order. And we will not see the final result soon – the construction of the Breadvan, by the way, took more than two years. Meanwhile, there are other equally interesting projects in the studio’s portfolio – and some of them have a circulation of more than one copy. We should also mention the Tesla Model S station wagon, the Adventum Coupe three-door SUV based on the Range Rover, and the Rolls-Royce Silver Specter shooting break.