The latest car to join Ferrari’s ultra-exclusive ‘One-Off’ series is a bespoke four-wheel-drive, V12-powered two-seat coupe.
Based on the regular GTC4 Lusso, the appearance of the ‘BR20’ is said to have been inspired by famous Ferrari coupes from the Fifties and Sixties.
As part of the transformation, the rear seats in the BR20 have been removed entirely so that a rear support brace could be accommodated “to add extra dynamism”.
Where the rear bench would normally be, this is replaced with oak trim and carbon-fibre inserts – materials that extend into the boot where a deeper load area for added practicality can be found.
The interior itself is trimmed in two shades of brown leather and carbon-fibre, while the sculped seats get a pattern unique to the car. Silver cross-stitching completes the look.
The platform of the BR20 has been extensively reworked by Ferrari engineers, most notably at the rear where the overhang pushes the car’s total length up by three inches.
Incorporating a diffuser and twin exhausts, the rear bumper configuration works in tandem with an aerodynamic air channel that has been created by “hollowing out” the two rear arches. Doing this automatically increases downforce levels at higher speeds.
At the front, the grille has been widened on the BR20, with the upper carbon fibre element a direct nod to other recent One-Off Ferrari creations. Fresh headlights incorporating slimmer DRLs and huge 20-inch diamond cut alloys are unique as well.
Ferrari says the car – which has not been given a value but is thought to have similar performance to the GTC4 Lusso – was designed for “a longstanding client” who was “deeply involved in every step of its creation”.
“It pulls off the challenging feat of marrying timeless elegance with muscular sportiness, effortlessly incorporating styling themes typical of some of the most iconic 12-cylinders in Ferrari history, including the 410 SA and 500 Superfast,” the Italian brand added.
Ferrari’s ‘Special Projects Programme’ is responsible for creating ‘One-Offs’. Those working in this area of the company take their lead from customers who put forward a range of ideas before this is turned into a reality.
The entire process lasts, on average, more than 12 months during which the car’s eventual owner “assesses the design and verification phases”.