Dutch car designer, Niels van Roij is widely known for his coachbuilding projects and he has been involved in a number of automotive design works since 2012. In 2020, Neils introduced the Rolls-Royce Wraith-based conversion, the Silver Specter Shooting Brake and for the company’s next project, they will design the Daytona Shooting Brake.
While Neils van Roij is keeping the basis of the new car under wraps, we know it will be based on a two-seat grand tourer that was produced by an Italian marque from 2006 until 2013.
“Designing the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage commission is an honourable task and a great opportunity. The project is equally ambitious as it is demanding. Rendering the legendary classic ‘70s shooting brake into a contemporary piece of car design will be complex. We intend to celebrate the radical original, whilst ensuring we are not bound by it in our imagination," says Neils van Roijn, founder of Neils van Roijn Design.
According to Van Roij, the Italian two-seat grand tourer will feature significant design alterations on the body panels. The front-end will feature bespoke headlights designed from scratch as well as bonnet line, fenders and front bumper. It will be redesigned to resemble the 1970s grand tourer. Modification at the rear will include a new roofline, re-designed rear fenders and different taillights. It will also spawn the original car's distinctive 'butterfly' rear windows.
Like the exterior, the interior will receive a major makeover. The project was teased at the end of the Breadvan Hommage official film that you can find below this article, and the progress of the commission will be shared through social media on a weekly basis.