The 1962 Ferrari Breadvan might be the Italian automaker’s strangest creation to date, and they only made one of the. Niels van Roij Design was commissioned to create a one-off tribute to the Breadvan, and it’s based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello. First, the team replaced the front bumper, air vents, and then added a domed hood. The roof line looks flat at first glance, but as you get closer to the shooting brake-style rear, it breaks at a near-90-degree angle. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The interior features carbon fiber racing seats covered in blue upholstery, while milled aluminum switches add a touch of style. Interior trim pieces have been given a quilted black leather and hand-beaten aluminum trim makeover for a 1960s race-inspired feel. There have been no upgrades to the naturally-aspirated, 5.5L V8 generating 478 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Suspension wise, a set of custom Koni shocks keep the ride smooth, even at the track.
- Features Ferrari 488 GTE racing car model packed with authentic design details, capturing the Italian spirit of the trophy-winning racer
- Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and functioning steering wheel
- Thanks to the opening doors and hood, all the details packed inside can be easily explored and they look just like the iconic original
We see it as a great privilege that we can honor the Breadvan through this Homage commission. 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,” said Van Roij.