Vandenbrink Design is a Netherlands-based automotive design and coach building company, founded in 2006 by Michiel van den Brink and Robert Koumans.
Van den Brink introduced a plan to design and build a special coachbuilt Ferrari. The artist impression of a modern-day GTO, to be based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano was well received by the press, prompting Vandenbrink Design to develop and build the design. Soon after, the company announced it was working on two other Ferrari-based designs, the Vandenbrink GT Convertible, based on the 599 GTB Fiorano and a shooting-brake version of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
In July 2009, Vandenbrink announced development of the Fra Mauro, a carbon fiber-bodied coach apparently based on the Spyker C8 Spyder chassis and featuring a mid-engine 4.2 litre V8 layout. Production numbers have yet to be determined.
In April 2010, the time came for Van den Brink to continue his business as an independent designer, leaving Vandenbrink Design BV to his business partner Robert Koumans, who will continue the development of the GTO, while Michiel will create new designs under the “Atelier Michiel van den Brink” name.
Currently the company is working on the “Vandenbrink GTO”, a tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, based on the underpinnings of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Aluminium coachbuilding will be performed by Hietbrink Coachbuilding (Haaksbergen, Netherlands).
The main company focus is on custom-fitted special coachbuilding for highly exclusive sportscars: beautiful, graceful and within the right brand perception. Vandenbrink design are intuitive but in line with the philosophy of functionalism. I added to these are automotive heritage, DNA and innovation as determining ingredients to their haute couture designs.
Vandenbrink Design logo is creative like their cars. The perfect square with an obvious “M” in Vandenbrink Design logo stands for one of its founders name Michiel is similar to other car logos. However, it is more appealing and unique among other car logos. The Vandenbrink Design logo is a symbol of its founder’s creativity in producing GTO cars. Other car logos are left behind with this new badge for their specialties in making cars.
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