Ferrari has revealed its latest one-off special commission. Meet the BR20, a modern take on a classically elegant Ferrari GT car.
Based on the GTC4Lusso platform, the BR20 dispenses with the shooting-brake format and rear seats in favour of a more traditional coupe rear end. Happily, it doesn’t lose the magnificent V12 engine, though whether it still packs 690PS isn’t stated.
This is an elegant one, isn’t it? Not that the Omologata wasn’t but this is very much a nod to Ferrari’s quintessential ‘50s and ‘60s GT cars, not its Bizzarrini-penned racers. You can sort of see a 599 successor from another timeline in the BR20. The GTB’s silhouette is hauntingly evident, as are the flying buttresses that were so definitive for that model. The car appears lower too, thanks to the black on the roof that connects the windscreen and rear window, for a seamless semi-canopy.
On the inside, it’s a very traditional specification in a broadly unchanged GTC4 cabin, at least up front. That traditional feel is somewhat betrayed by the extensive use of carbon fibre, though the distressed brown leather and alcantara gives a timelessly patinated look and feel. Where seats once were, there’s now a traditional luggage shelf and, we might add, a very capacious looking boot. Room for enough Ferrari luggage to cater for two weeks of floating down to the South of France.
The car is as you’d expect for a commission from a long-time client of Ferrari, who on this evidence, clearly has good taste. This is one of the more elegant Special Projects examples. Less outlandish doesn’t likely mean less expensive, mind. We don’t want to know the cost of reconstituting the GTC4 rear end, on top of everything else. Seven figures or more for a coach-built one-off interpretation of the ultimate Ferrari GT? Worth every penny…