When asked about this project, he said that the original model was their inspiration, but they didn’t want to be limited by that. It’s not very often that you see a design house reinventing a vehicle to pay tribute to an iconic model. Based on the Ferrari 550 Maranello, the model took 2.5 years to be completed.
Scuderia Serenissima asked to create the original 3.0-liter V12 Breadvan in 1962 to take the Ferrari 250 GTOs at Le Mans. The engineer Giotto Bizzarrini managed the production of both the cars, he left the brand before beginning the work for the model.
The reinvention of the model has been asked by a German enthusiast, but the sum has not been disclosed yet. Niels van Roij took the responsibility for its design and managed the whole process, he is known for Tesla Model S Shooting Brake. You can call the model a new original. Speaking about the donor car, he said, because the vehicle is a proper GT and not a race car, we looked for a base that’s true to the 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. He thinks it’s a great car, which shows that the vehicle’s blueprint can have a use in the future.
Except for the front screen, the exterior panel has been replaced or modified. Van Roij says the car is more stylish than the original, which was more about engineering than styling. The only thing it carries is the angle of the Kamm tail because that’s the key for it to be a Breadvan. The hybrid uses a lithium-ion drive battery placed beneath the floor, just like the original model, but it’s larger.
When asked what the biggest challenge was, he said he had to create a great amount of detail on the car, with very delicate surface changes. It was a challenge for the painter as well, who had to do weeks of sanding. He pushed his team to the limit.