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Niels van Roij is not a name that pops up too often on our news feeds. But when it does, a splash is almost guaranteed. You might also remember the name from builds such as the Model S Shooting Brake and the Ferrari-based Breadvan Hommage. We are telling you all this because van Roij is back at it with another Prancing Horse-based project. Enter the Daytona Shooting Brake.

Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage The base vehicle will undergo significant design changes to almost every single body...

Posted by Niels van Roij Design on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Daytona Shooting Brake is a nod back to the Ferrari 356 GTB/4 Shooting Brake, a car concocted in the 1970s by Britain’s Panther Westwinds. Panther enjoyed a lot of popularity in the ‘70s with its bodyshells made from fiberglass.

The British coachbuilder tweaked the Ferrari extensively to the point where it installed gullwing-style opening glass for luggage loading and unloading and quirky hideaway headlights. The cabin also got a revamp.

Would You Drive This Tribute to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Shooting Brake?
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Little is known about van Roij’s Daytona Shooting Brake, but Autoblog did some deduction work, and it seems like the build is based on a modern Ferrari powered by a V-12 engine which might be the 599 GTB Fiorano.

Via the Facebook post used to tease the build, Niels van Roij also mentioned that the project will get bespoke headlights, a new roofline, tweaked taillights, and redesigned bumpers and fenders all around. What is more, we should expect the return of the inspiration car’s rear windows as well as “major interior changes.”

Would You Drive This Tribute to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Shooting Brake?
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We do not know what that means in van Roij talk, but Panther promised Rolls-Royce standards back in 1975, so those are pretty big shoes to fill. That said, there is no launch date in sight at this point, so the sooner van Roij shows the new project, the better.

Ferrari 365 specifications
Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 81 x 71 mm
Unitary displacement 365.86 cc
Total displacement 4390.35 cc
Compression ratio 8.8 : 1
Maximum power 352 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Power per liter 80 hp/l
Maximum torque 317 LB-FT @ 5,500 RPM
Top speed 280 KM/H (174 MPH)
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