The CEO Benedetto Vigna had announced it some time ago, without letting anyone escape spoiler and postponing everything to the World Finals. So in the hours in which the universe of the Cavallino orbits around Mugello, the media center of gravity becomes her, the Ferrari Daytona SP3, the new special with “Icona” family plate bodywork brought to its debut by the Monza SP1 and SP2.
A car for a few – 599 specimens all already sold for 2,000,000 euros – which debuts on the weekend when Ferrari celebrates racing because it is from competitions and more precisely from the prototype sports races of the 1960s that the project takes inspiration.
The muses are called Ferrari 330 P3 and P4, 350 Can Am. But woe to talk about operation nostalgia or retrodesign. Indeed, the Daytona SP3 presents itself with an incredibly futuristic style that dresses the maximum expression of pure endothermic mechanics with the legendary Ferrari V12 raised to 840 HP at 9,500 rpm. Never, not even with the recent 812 Competizione, had this engine gone so high …
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A unique design
If already a “normal” Ferrari is a mix of reference mechanical qualities seasoned with an iconic style, a collector’s item like the Daytona SP3 elevates each element to the nth degree.
However, design in particular has taken on a central role as it rarely happens around Maranello. In the sense that we started from the shapes and then found functional engineering solutions to guarantee an avant-garde approach and at the same time pure.
A design made up of sinuous lines that create muscles that are now discrete now much more accentuated, a horizontal development of the front and rear as if to create a sort of “embrace” to that passenger compartment that does not recall anything of the present production (even if yes, the frontal resumes that of the SF90 Stradale), joining instead to those Ferrari 330 P3/4 which – together with the 412 P – in 1967 triumphed in a parade at the 24 Hours of Daytona, at Ford’s home, to avenge the previous year’s defeat at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, told in the film “Le Mans ’66 – The great challenge “(which we recommend you to see).
The particular silhouette of the Daytona SP3
The front with partially retractable headlights
A detail of the rear panel with integrated LED light
Thus was born that crushed front crossed by a thin horizontal line, in which the daytime running lights are inserted, the partially retractable low beams (that sort of eyelid rises when the lights are turned on), to surmount a mask with a three-dimensional design from which the “blades” come to life which then end inside the air intakes, the only vertical elements of the bodywork.
The side appears to move and is characterized by a extreme sinuosity, with vertically opening doors and mirrors placed above the front wheel arches, another clear homage to racing cars. The rear is powerful and muscular, dominated once again by horizontal lines at the top, while below the 2 rectangular exhausts and the immense carbon extractor emerge.
Digital and minimal
The cockpit of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 has breathed the air of 60s motorsport, with the seats integrated into the body, the minimal furniture that does not give up on digital monitor in front of the pilot and virtual keys to manage it, together with other controls for air conditioning and other functions. The levers to manage the transmission remain physical – the F1 7-speed double clutch – with a design that recalls that of the visible clutches of the Ferraris of the past.
Leather e carbon fiber are the masters, and of course there is no lack of the famous manettino on the steering wheel, to manage the different driving modes.
Ferrari Daytona SP3 interior
Ferrari Daytona SP3 interior
For an Icona series car, under the bodywork there can only be a true Ferrari icon: the naturally aspirated V12 engine. No electrification, but the most powerful V12 ever installed on a creature from Maranello: 840 hp at 9,250 rpm and 697 Nm torque at 7,250 rpm. However, it is not located under the hood but in a central-rear position, as on racing cars.
It is a new evolution of the 812 Competizione’s F140HB and takes the code name F140HC, losing weight thanks to titanium connecting rods and other improvements, for a 3% weight reduction compared to the original V12.
The Daytona’s huge carbon hood
The rear wheel “on sight” with open hood
The Ferrari V12, up close
A monument to the internal combustion engine called to move an architecture that draws heavily from the world from Formula 1, with massive use of composite and aeronautical-derived materials – such as T800 carbon fiber – so as to obtain a mass as limited as possible, ensuring a very high structural rigidity.
Thus the Ferrari Daytona SP3 exceeds 340 km / h of maximum speed, going from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.85 “, while the 200 is reached after just 7.4”.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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