Ferrari unveils the BR20 one-off – Car Body Design

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Ferrari BR20

While referencing Ferrari coupes of the past, the BR20 was developed without any hint of nostalgia.

The design aims to combine timeless elegance with muscular sportiness, incorporating stylistic themes typical of some of the most iconic 12-cylinder engines in Ferrari history, including the 410 SA and 500 Superfast.

The two rear seats of the GTC4Lusso have been removed to add further dynamism to the ultra-thin fastback line of the BR20.

The new car is three inches longer than the original, thanks to a specific rear overhang treatment designed to create a silhouette that beautifully emphasizes its proportions.

One of the cornerstones of the design process of this unique piece was the radical change made to the volume of the cabin. This in turn gave the design team, led by Flavio Manzoni, the freedom to conceive the innovative proportions that ultimately produced a powerful yet stylistically coherent exterior design theme.

The new cab design solution creates the impression of a pair of arches running lengthwise from the A-pillar to the rear spoiler.

The rear volume of the arch has been hollowed out to create an aerodynamic channel with the air outlet hidden by the black rear fascia under the spoiler. This modern take on the Ferrari “flying buttress” theme firmly links the car to the stylistic cues of the Prancing Horse not only from Ferrari’s GT tradition, but also from sports cars such as the 599 GTB Fiorano. To visually lighten the cabin, the black roof paint visually connects the windshield to the rear window, which rises above the surface of the tailgate as if to channel airflow.

Ferrari BR20

A muscular rear bumper blends beautifully with the aggressive look of the rest of the car: the twin taillights create a visual dialogue with the tailpipes, which are lower and set into a prominent aerodynamic diffuser with active fins on the underbody. The round twin tailpipes of the BR20 have also been specially designed for this bespoke model.

The BR20’s numerous carbon-fiber details highlight the edgy dynamic characteristics and powerful performance of this extraordinary four-wheel drive. The high and sinuous sills add a further touch of dynamism to the lower part of the sides and emphasize the front air intakes on the wheel arches. The large front grille sports an upper element in carbon fiber, a note of stylistic coherence with other recent Ferrari one-offs, while unusual chromed side inserts help to underline the dynamic front set-up of the car.

The identity of the BR20 is further underlined by the striking new horizontal louvers in the front grille that lend a powerful sense of three-dimensionality.

A virtually endless list of items has been designed specifically for the BR20, not least its modified headlights. They are lower in height than those of the GTC4Lusso with slimmer DRLs, which makes the hood seem even longer and more streamlined. The 20 ”wheels with a tone-on-tone diamond finish were also created specifically for this unique car.

The interior of the BR20 is upholstered in two tones of brown leather and carbon fiber, a refined combination developed according to the customer’s specifications.

Ferrari BR20 interior

The seats are upholstered in Dark Brown Heritage leather in dark brown and feature a unique pattern on the front and silver cross stitching.

Ferrari BR20 interior

The volume of the cabin flows uninterrupted from the windshield to the luggage compartment at the rear, creating a unique sense of lightness and airiness for the occupants. The oak paneling with carbon fiber inserts adorns the rear bench and luggage floor, which conceal a deeper cargo area when folded, as do the door handles.

Information on Ferrari special projects

The Special projects The program is aimed at creating unique Ferraris (the so-called “One-Offs”) characterized by an exclusive design made according to the needs of the customer, who thus becomes the owner of a unique model of its kind.

Each project stems from an idea advanced by the customer and developed with a team of designers from the Ferrari Style Center; After the car’s proportions and shapes are defined, detailed design projects and a styling buck are produced before the new One-Off production process begins.

The whole process lasts on average more than a year, during which the customer is closely involved in the evaluation of the design and verification phases. The result? A unique Ferrari, which sports the Prancing Horse logo and is designed to the same levels of excellence that characterize every other Maranello production car.

(Source: Ferrari)

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