New Custom-built Ferrari BR20 | Source: Car Throttle

Ferrari Flashback: One-Off Ferrari BR20 is a Tribute to the Company’s Iconic Coupes

When a new Ferrari is revealed – it’s an exciting affair. When a one-off Ferrari built for a secret client is released, it’s even more of an occasion.

The new Ferrari BR20, developed by the Italian brand’s Special Projects division, is a custom-made car created from the discontinued GTC4 Lusso.

The coach-built supercar is designed by Flavio Manzoni and removes the donor Lusso’s rear end and replaces it with a retro-inspired fastback. The sweeping style pays tribute to Ferrari’s stunningly iconic coupes of the 1950s and ’60s, namely the 500 Superfast and the 410 Superamerica.

According to Ferrari the BR20;

Cleverly references the magnificent Ferrari coupés of the 1950s and 60s, without the slightest hint of nostalgia. Instead, it pulls off the challenging feat of marrying timeless elegance with muscular sportiness, effortlessly incorporating styling themes typical of some of the most iconic twelve cylinders in Ferrari history, including the 410 SA and 500 Superfast.

The entirely bespoke creation also shaves down the GTC4 Lusso’s roofline and removes two of its seats to become a sleeker, beautiful-looking, coupe. The elongated back adds three inches to the car but it retains the GTC4’s dual taillights albeit with the addition of a more defined rear bumper and a diffuser.

Head around the front of the car and the new silhouette also shows off a bespoke set of headlights that are mounted lower giving the hood a more imposing feel. The wider grille features new horizontal slats and the unique set of 20-inch wheels with a diamond finish are exclusive to this car.

Ferrari BR20 front
Ferrari BR20 side
Ferrari BR20 rear
Source: Top Gear

Under the hood, Ferrari doesn’t mention any technical modifications. It’s safe to assume then the Ferrari BR20 is believed to have the same 6.3-litre V12 as the GTC4 Lusso. That means it produces the same 681bhp reaching the road via 7-speed dual-clutch transmission through all four wheels. It takes the car from 0 to100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and up to a top speed of 335 km/h.

Inside the space left behind by the removal of the two seats is converted into an elegant storage deck crafted in oak. The trim comes in two shades of dark brown leather adorned with silver stitching, front pattern and surrounded by carbon fibre details.

Ferrari BR20 inside
Ferrari BR20 inside back
Source: Top Gear

Including design and manufacture, Ferrari’s one-off creations take about a year to produce and as with previous models, the price tag is kept a secret.

Designed for a longstanding client who was deeply involved in every step of its creation, the BR20 represents a true interpretation of the traditional coachbuilder’s art.


If you’re a Ferrari fan, you might also enjoy Ferrari Classics: The 2021 Motoring Special for Summer and The Cult Classic Ferrari 330 P4.

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