Construction of the full-size clay model has begun.
Design house Niels van Roij Design has built some stunning custom shooting brakes. Earlier this year, it unveiled a very fetching Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan tribute based on a 550 Maranello, but the company is perhaps best known for building a Tesla Model S shooting brake and an opulent Rolls-Royce Wraith wagon.
For its next project, the coachbuilder is creating a modern-day version of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake, one of the most unusual Ferrari's ever made. After previewing the design back in March, the coachbuilder has released new renders of the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage showing the rear-quarter angle for the first time.
Using a Ferrari 599 GTB as a base, nearly every body panel is bespoke and built by hand in aluminum. As a modern interpretation of the original car's shark-nose, the front nose has been extended by around 3.9 inches. There's also a unique front bumper, redesigned fenders, and a full-width light bar at the front. The rear features slim taillights incorporated into the glass and a quad exhaust system, but the most striking design change is of course the extended roofline, which proved challenging to implement.
"At the side of the car, the dramatically changed roofline alters the base car from the windscreen backwards: lifting the roof upwards slightly above the driver, so an accelerating curve towards the elongated back could be accomplished," explained the car's designer, Niels van Roij.
"The angle of the B-pillar is new as the car will feature very large, and remote controlled, butterfly side windows. The fast rake of the shooting brake rear end was a complex task to resolve, as it had to fit the proportional statement of the modern base vehicle, whilst linking subtly to the past."
Since it's based on a Ferrari 599 GTB, power will be sourced from a 6.0-liter V12. Like the original car, the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will be a strictly one-off project. Niels van Roij Design has also shared the first photos of the full-size clay model on social media, which has started construction. We can't wait to see how the project progresses - the final design is expected to be completed towards the end of the year.