More than 5 years after the LaFerrari, the last hypercar of the prancing Horse, the Italian brand of high-end cars finally unveils the new icon protagonist of numerous rumors and sightings in recent days. With Daytona SP3, Ferrari takes its name in reference to 1967 Daytona 24 Hours, where Ferrari took a double win with the legendary 330 P3 / 4, 330 P4 and 412 P racer, at a time defined by industry experts as “the golden age of racing wheels”.
Unlike the trend of the Cavallino (and the market) of the last period, Ferrari has integrated a exclusively endothermic engine; it is the classic V12 naturally aspirated with 6.5 liters and 829 horsepower, which gives the new born the prize of the most powerful non-electrified Ferrari ever. Compared to the 812 Competizione, from which it inherits the engine, Ferrari has modified the intake, exhaust, connecting rods and crankshaft.
In addition, the engineers of the brand have revised the seven-speed automatic transmission introducing a series of improvements capable of making it even faster and more immediate. Thanks to all these changes and the weight of around 1,500 kg, the Daytona SP3 covers it 0-100 in 2.85 seconds and reaches a top speed of 340 km / h, becoming the Fastest road Ferrari ever.
References to 1960s racing cars can be seen in the exterior design, where the aerodynamic lines of the past blend with the design language of current Ferraris. The wraparound and lowered windshield, for example, appears closely linked to the P3 / 4, while the front fenders wink at sporty prototypes such as 512 S, 712 Can-Am and 312 P. At the rear, the Daytona SP3 stands out strikingly from other Ferraris, by integrating a series of “blades” under the light bar which, according to Ferrari, give “a futuristic look and a hint of Ferrari DNA”. Daytona SP3 boasts numerous firsts including that of being themore aerodynamically efficient road car, naturally without the aid of active aerodynamic elements.
The retro-futuristic design continues inside the cockpit, where the elements are modeled on previous racing cars but at the same time aim to provide a high level of refinement on a par with the most modern touring cars. The seats, for example, are integrated directly into the body rather than being mounted on the frame, as in classic track prototypes.
As mentioned, the Daytona SP3 weighs only 1485 kg dry, which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 558 hp per ton, while the layout of the central engine promises an optimized weight distribution between the axles. To ensure a high seal and stability in all contexts, Daytona SP3 uses Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires developed specifically for this model.
Waiting in 599 specimens, 100 units more than the Monza SP1, SP2 and LaFerrari, can be purchased for a sum of 2 million euros with the first deliveries expected by the end of 2022.
Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.
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