With huge power and massive speed, wrapped in a skin of peerless beauty, the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage delivers all the thrill of driving a unique, perfect automobile. The added space in the back adds to the special sense of occasion. Rarity, quality of design and execution combined with handsome shapes ensure this one-off will be a great and valuable investment. The long bonnet, two place cockpit and iconic boot under butterfly windows are all the hallmarks of this luxury gran turismo. An entirely new interior, custom-made to the client’s specification, is trimmed in by specialists. Complementing the exterior with a dark tan colour combination linking to the historic car this project was inspired by. This interior is where the client will spend most of his time.
Niels van Roij Design coachbuilt cars
The unmistakeable Niels van Roij Design hallmark is the sculptural and clean surfacing. Pure design and a muscular design. Confident without being brash. This shape cannot be reproduced with mass-production systems. Only experienced craftsmen can shape it from hand-beaten aluminium panels. The first step at Niels van Roij Design for this project and all others is the briefing with the client: a time when the sharing of passion for cars and design creates a feeling of mutual trust. The styling solutions like those found on the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage are the result of these initial conversations.
One-off bepoke car design
Designing Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage
Niels van Roij Design builds low-volume bespoke motorcars and one-off commissions, each one is uniquely crafted to the patron’s specification. Our award-winning designs display elegance, high style and sophistication. Many years of expertise is combined with state-of-the-art technology. The Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage is made with this blend of engineering and manual expertise. It provides our customers with a one-stop solution for their automotive design projects. The Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage is a one-off, which we designed from the first sketches towards fully functional car.
Bespoke coachbuilt cars
The Niels van Roij Design Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage is a high performance, luxury two-seater gran turismo, shooting brake. It is built in a strictly limited edition of only one singular unit. The tailor-made, lavish car in the purest spirit of carrozzeria boasts a stylish elegant and elongated shape. It disguises the immense performance potential, as it is based on a extremely powerful naturally aspirated V12 sportscar. The general design ethos stems from the ideal of clean volumes and great proportions, echoing the Italian fuoriserie of the golden era.
Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage car design
Design sketches of the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage
Dutch car design studio specialised in coachbuilding Niels van Roij Design has released an extensive set of design sketches of the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage. Dutch designer Niels van Roij is working on something rather special again, after the a selection of unique and striking creations to, including the provocative Breadvan Hommage, Silver Spectre Shooting Brake and Adventum Coupe. On behalf of a customer, Niels van Roij Design is working on a modern tribute to Daytona Shooting Brake. This second Niels van Roij Design Hommage project is an ode to a shooting brake converted Daytona. Van Roij now shares a series of design sketches of the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage.
Electrically operated butterfly side windows
The Dutch car design studio previously released a handful of sketches of the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage. Now an additional series of design sketches has been shared with the public through social media and website. These sketches demonstrate various versions of the tribute. In particular, the design of the proportions, surfacing, and graphical elements such as DLO and lighting differs. The Shooting Brake Hommage shares its basis with an Italian V12 motorcar, although that donor car has been considerably redesigned. For example, the Daytona Shooting Brake has a completely new and extended roofline that runs further back and ends in a kind of truncated Kamm tail. Fun fact: the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will get a set of remote electrically operated ‘butterfly side windows’.
Daytona Shooting Brake from the 70s
About the 70s Daytona Shooting Brake
The son of a famous U.S. Italian car importer Luigi Chinetti was an advocate of the shooting brake and coachbuilding. The early 70s saw him commissioning custom coachwork based on his Daytona. A brand-new Daytona was delivered from North America to create the a one-off winged wonder. The extraordinary butterfly rear windows were a flourish of genius. When parked he would not have been able to gain access to the back of the car normally – whereas loading it from the side allows easy entry to the boot. Behind the steering wheel only walnut panelling: the instruments are mounted centrally in the Daytona Shooting Brake dashboard.
About Niels van Roij Design
Niels van Roij Design focuses on car design for coachbuilding: the development of exceptional, hand-built cars based on existing chassis. The car design studio is known for their Tesla-based Model SB, Adventum Coupe made on Range Rover chassis, Silver Spectre Shooting Brake and their recently unveiled Breadvan Hommage. Sister company of Niels van Roij Design, Heritage Customs, focusses on designing wheels, interiors and accessories for the classic and new Land Rover Defender.
Niels van Roij Design Daytona Shooting Brake
Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage sketches
Newly shaped fenders, an iconic horizontal ochre light bar upfront and a newly designed front bumper complete the unique front end. 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. 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.
Coachbuilt Daytona Shooting Brake
As only one Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage was made, only one Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will be designed and constructed. The body will be entirely hand built in aluminium, the process of which will be exclusively shown on the Niels van Roij Design social media channels.
Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage exterior
Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage
Niels van Roij Design reveals a selection of ideation sketches and renderings of what will be a provocative sequel to the winged Italian wonder from the 1970s. The Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will feature a one-off exterior and new interior. A selection of different iterations are shown in the more detailed blue sketches on this page. Currently the bespoke body is being sculpted by hand in clay, based on the sketches.
Car design for coachbuilding
The design of this one-off has taken about 12 months and construction of the full scale clay model has started. Towards the end of 2022 the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will be finished. Compared to the base vehicle, the changes to the body are significant. For instance, the leading edge of the bonnet has been moved up about 10 cm’s, achieving a modern interpretation of the typical so called shark-nose, as seen on the car that inspired the commission.
Similar to the recently introduced provocative Breadvan Hommage the latest Niels van Roij Design project will again be polarising: the Daytona Shooting Brake Hommage will feature a specially crafted exterior and interior. The project was teased at the end of the Breadvan Hommage official film and progress of the commission will be shared through social media on a weekly basis.
It was a true car design devotee that reported to Niels van Roij Design with the special request to design an ode to the Daytona Shooting Brake. Niels van Roij: “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”.
The base vehicle is a grand tourer produced by an Italian automobile manufacturer. The two-seat model was produced from 2006 until 2013 and will undergo significant design changes to almost every single body panel. Bespoke headlights will be designed and the bonnet line as well as fenders and front bumper will change. At the rear the car will experience most modifications with a new roofline, re-designed rear fenders and different taillights. Of course the extraordinary butterfly rear windows will be returning!