Ferrari’s latest special project revealed: The BR20
The BR20 has been designed for a single owner as a special commission, who remains unnamed by Ferrari. Multiple commissions, such as the SP38 Deborah and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC, have been made under Ferrari’s custom program.
Interestingly, the BR20 doesn’t have the rear hatch and four-seat configuration of the GTC4 Lusso. The GTC4’s larger footprint was most likely intended to give the BR20 a more domineering feel. Even taking this into account, the BR20 is nearly three inches longer than the GTC4. The rear hatch was eliminated to give the vehicle a sportier look. It’s a traditional-feel 2-seater coupe that’s chilled and refined.
The floating c-pillars split from the main body slightly beyond the rear quarter windows to create a gap through which air is drawn. It’s a style Ferraris have used before, but in this case, it’s perfectly integrated into a single panel that reaches from the windscreen base and loops over the glass of the door, all the way to the taillights while forming the main body side. This massive piece of custom bodywork would be almost hard to recreate in mass production, so it’s the perfect type of custom build for the Special Project division to complete.
The rear end is characteristic of a current Ferrari, with a massive carbon fibre rear diffuser component that seems to float amid the high-metallic silver paintwork’s concave surfaces. The wheels are similarly customised, but the body side is otherwise devoid of extraneous ornamentation except for a highly stylised sill that incorporates a front wheel arch vent garnish.
The source car’s back seats have been replaced with a new storage area, all of which is finished in dark brown leather. The back of the cabin likewise has oak trim with carbon fibre accents.
The powertrain has remained unchanged, as is customary for Special Projects vehicles. A 6.3-litre V-12 produces 680 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque, with all four wheels receiving power.
The BR20 is a beautiful combination of Ferrari styles married together into a unique, one-of-a-kind vehicle that’s breath-taking to behold. We look forward to more custom builds from the Ferrari Special Projects division.
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