Vredestein tyres debut on Ferrari-based Breadvan Hommage
Vredestein has used the ‘Breadvan Hommage’ to showcase its new UHP summer tyre, the Ultrac Vorti+.
The Breadvan Hommage is the work of Dutchman Niels van Roij, who was tasked with commemorating Ferrari’s iconic 250 GT racer.
“Based on an Italian V12 coupe, the new Breadvan Hommage showcases what can be achieved by a designer like Niels who has an excellent eye for detail,” says Patrick Bosmann, brand & design manager Europe at Apollo Vredestein.
“With custom coachbuilding everything is totally bespoke and the fact that Vredestein tyres have been chosen to fit on the wheels – a vital area in terms of visual appearance as well as performance – speaks volume for the quality and aesthetic offered by our products.”
Niels van Roij’s company has previously partnered with Vredestein on other bespoke projects such as the shooting brake car based on the Tesla Model S, one of the highlights of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
The Ultrac Vorti+ summer tyre fitted to the Breadvan Hommage – in size 235/35 ZR20 (front) and 285/30 ZR20 (rear) – is the latest upgrade to the successful Ultrac Vorti range, launched by Vredestein in 2013 for UHP supercar owners.
Drawn by the master Giorgetto Giugiaro himself and the winner of many independent awards in the leading European tyre tests, the Ultrac Vorti can be optimised for front and rear axles. Its carefully composed tread compound handles an extensive range of temperatures, facilitating a high level of control, even at high speeds.
The Ultrac Vorti+ also offers enhanced wet & dry braking, lower fuel consumption, direct and predictable steering precision and an extended tyre life.
“Having worked so well with Vredestein on some of my previous projects I knew that the tyres of the Breadvan Hommage had to leverage on the company’s unrivalled ability to blend performance with design,” comments Niels van Roij.
“Extraordinary looking vehicles must be extraordinary to drive and tyres have a key role to play in this. That is why I insist on fitting ultimate performance tyres that meet premium quality standards and have an exquisite aesthetic.”
The Breadvan Hommage is a new original that was first drawn by hand, then transformed into a variety of high res renderings for development into the clay model. A custom framework of steel compound curves was installed on the base car, to which the clay was directly applied.
The body panels of the Breadvan Hommage were hand-beaten in aluminium by coachbuilder Bas van Roomen and the car also features a handmade interior. The iconic outline of the exterior design has been embroidered into the blue Alcantara carbon fibre seats and an embroidered Italian flag in the corner of the aluminium element highlights the roots of the vehicle.