Celebrating an icon: the new Ferrari Daytona SP3

There are few cars that cause quite a stir in the automotive world as the launch of a new Ferrari. Not to mention the Ferrari Daytona 1 of 599 with the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever built in a road car.

After launching plans for 15 new models between 2023 and 2026, deliveries of the new Ferrari Daytona SP3, officially announced in 2021, will begin later this year.

The A$3 million limited-run supercar is said to be the third and most expensive member of Ferrari’s Icona series behind the 2018 Monza SP1 and SP2.

Ferrari’s Icona road car collection has been specifically designed to “celebrate Ferrari’s history by reinterpreting the timeless design of the brand’s most iconic cars”.

Known for its iconic heritage, the new Ferrari Daytona SP3 honors the 330 P3/4, 330 P4 and 412P Ferrari Daytonas that scored 1-2-3 wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967.

Ferrari Dayonta SP3 website
Ferrari Dayonta SP3 rear
Source: Ferrari

Under the hood, you’ll find the most powerful engine the Maranello factory has ever installed for a road car – a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12. It produces 829 hp, reaches a speed of 9500 rpm and carries the car from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.85 seconds and from 0 to 200 km / h in 7.4 seconds and will reach a top speed of 340 km / h.

Behind sweeping curves, “butterfly” doors, and retractable “eye-lid” headlights, the Daytona SP3 shares similarities with the LaFerrari hybrid. It’s mounted on a comparable, but more advanced, carbon-fiber chassis, and uses the first all-carbon V12 mid-engine since the 2013 supercar. Despite this, the Daytona SP3 doesn’t have any of the hybrid components that distinguish the LaFerrari.

Interior Ferrari Dayonta SP3
Ferrari Dayonta SP3 seats

Ferrari’s chief design officer Flavio Manzoni said the Daytona SP3 is inspired by the past but in keeping with the company’s vision for the future.

You can take cues from the past but it is essential not to lose sight of the visual approach. You can see how the beauty of our heritage can be linked to our vision of the future. We would never do a “restomod”, it’s low level. Never make something plain or obvious.

Ferrari Head of Design, Flavio Manzoni

All 599 iterations have already been counted. As part of the Icona series, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is sold to customers and collectors on first-name terms with the Maranello factory and those who are brand ambassadors.

With the first road test complete, Ferrari expects shipments of the Dayonta SP3 to begin at the end of 2022 with production continuing until 2023 and 2024.

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