Modern-Day Ferrari Daytona Shooting Brake Comes Into Focus

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New sketches give us a closer look at the final product.

Earlier this month, we found out that a dramatic Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage is currently being developed by design house Niels van Roij Design. It's a vehicle that is inspired by the original Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake in its design, but will use the Ferrari 599 GTB as its foundation. Niels van Roij said it would document the design and coachbuilding process of the Hommage via social media, and it has delivered with a new batch of striking design sketches. They show the face, side, and rear aspects of the car.

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Niels van Roij Design/Facebook
Niels van Roij Design/Facebook
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The low-slung front-end could actually be one of the car's least dramatic angles. It's still futuristic and arresting, mind you. The headlights are covered in a yellow tint and joined by a center section in the same yellow hue, but it's not clear yet if this will also light up. Lower down, there are three horizontal chrome strips - there are no tacky intakes or fog light housings to detract from the elegant look. The side view is anything but conservative, though. That extended roofline of the shooting brake dominates, and the rear overhang is substantial.

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Niels van Roij Design
Niels van Roij Design

Just in front of the rear wheel is a slim inlet, and no traditional door handle is visible. Compared with the images last seen from the design house, the wheels have been shrunken and now appear proportionally correct. The rear shows how the glass roof is separated by a metal section, while a high-mounted center taillight sits just below. The taillights sit within the rear glass section. Lower down, there is a quad-exit exhaust arrangement that should emit a lovely exhaust note - we expect it to use the 599's V12, just as the Breadvan Hommage made use of the V12 from its donor car, the 550 Maranello.

2008-2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Front Angle View Ferrari
2008-2011 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Side View Ferrari

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