Ferrari Daytona SP3: The Soul of a Sports Prototype
Ferrari finished first, second, and third in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, the first round of the International World Sports Car Championship. The 330 P3/4, 330 P4, and 412 P that memorably blasted past the chequered flag side by side wonderfully embodied the spirit of the 1960s sports prototypes, a decade now regarded as closed wheel racing’s finest period. The Ferrari Daytona SP3, the second car in the limited-edition Icona series, pays homage to Ferrari’s legendary mid-rear-engined V12 sports prototypes.
Find out all the impressive details of the newly launched Daytona SP3
- A low-set wrap-around windscreen, sculpted hood with vents, a moving panel in the front bumper’s centre, streamlined headlamps, and a prominent front splitter distinguish the Ferrari Daytona SP3.
- ORVMs, air scoops, butterfly doors, and designer wheels with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres surround it.
- The rear features a full-width taillight and dual exhausts. The automobile is only 1,485kg in weight.
Price of Daytona SP3
The Daytona SP3 will be limited to 599 units and will retail in Italy for 2 million euros ($2.26 million). Deliveries will begin at the end of this year and should be finished by 2024.
Exterior of Daytona SP3
The car has architectural beauty reminiscent of previous Ferrari sports prototypes, with sleek double-crested front wings. The geometry of the flanks is effectively denoted by the form of the wheel arches. It has an airbox built into the butterfly doors to transport air to the side-mounted radiators.
The vehicle’s taillights are comprised of horizontal bars that run just below the spoiler and blend in well with the rest of the blades. The aggressive rear diffuser has two exhaust tips installed in the centre. The Daytona SP3 is inspired by the advanced engineering solutions that were already in use in racing in the 1960s.
Aerodynamically Efficient Model
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is touted to be the company’s most aerodynamically efficient vehicle ever manufactured, despite the absence of active aero components. The removable hard top and ‘Targa’ body style were also influenced by the brand’s sports prototypes. The model’s sensuous surfaces alternated with sharper lines, highlighting the significance of aerodynamics in racers like the 330 P4, 350 Can-Am, and 512 S.
Interior of Daytona SP3
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 boasts a beautiful two-seater cabin with wrap-around seats, a blacked-out dashboard with ‘Daytona SP3’ branding, blue upholstery, a centre console that separates the driver and passenger zones, and a three-spoke, flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel.
The vehicle also has a digital instrument cluster and several airbags to ensure the passengers’ safety.
The Daytona SP3 is powered by a naturally aspirated V12 mid-rear-mounted engine that produces 840 cv, 697 Nm of torque, and 9500 rpm of maximum RPM, making it the most powerful engine ever developed by Ferrari. The engine is mated to a seven-speed transmission. The model can reach 100 kilometres per hour (kph) in 2.86 seconds and 200 kilometres per hour in 7.4 seconds.
The 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 produces 840hp/697Nm and is mated to a 7-speed automated transmission. The automobile can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.85 seconds and reach a peak speed of 340 kilometres per hour.
Better performance is ensured with a redesigned intake and exhaust system, a lighter crankshaft, reduced-friction piston pins, lightweight titanium connecting rods, and the brand’s Dynamic Enhancer feature.
Availability of the Ferrari Daytona SP3
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 costs €2 million (approximately Rs. 16.77 crore) in Europe, and owners of the SP1 and SP2 vehicles will be given precedence when purchasing this limited-run edition. Beginning in late 2022, deliveries will begin.
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