Tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan, this unique creation on the basis of a Ferrari 550 Maranello is the work of the Dutch coachbuilder Niels van Roij Design. The latter is also the author of a nice station wagon based on a Tesla Model S.
A singular silhouette
Taking up the initial recipe of the time, this atypical station wagon with a hand-formed hull, in short, a return to the roots of the bodybuilder profession. To recall as faithfully as possible the famous original “Camionnette” or “Breadvan”, which took part in the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans, the front of the car has two air vents on the hood. Another nod, a transparent bubble piercing the hood leaves the engine partially visible.
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But the mecanicof the 550 Maranello, an atmospheric 5.5 L cubic V12 for a power of 485 horsepower has not been modified. Unlike the size of the wheels, which went from 18 to 20 inches. In order to balance the silhouette and visually erase the added thickness at the back. And always with the aim of accentuating the resemblance with its ancestor, this modern Ferrari is adorned with tailor-made headlights. The circular lights integrated into the central air intake on the bumper are also supposed to strengthen the visual connection with the original. The devil is in the details.
Blue on board!
Niels van Roij Design has also made some changes to the interior, particularly with aerators surrounded by milled aluminum elements. Quilted black leather on the center console is combined with a blue Alcantara upholstery stretched over seats with a carbon fiber shell. Finally, the door straps also tie in with the 1960s racing car. This achievement will remain unique like the original Breadvan.
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