Celebrating an icon: the new Ferrari Daytona SP3

Few cars create as much buzz in the motoring world as the launch of a new Ferrari. Not to mention a 599 Ferrari Daytona 1 equipped with the most powerful engine Ferrari has ever put in a road car.

After releasing plans for 15 new models between 2023 and 2026, the new Ferrari Daytona SP3, which was officially announced in 2021, will start delivery later this year.

Reportedly costing in the region of A$3 million, the limited-edition supercar is the third – and most expensive – member of Ferrari’s Icona Series behind 2018’s Monza SP1 and SP2.

Ferrari’s Icona range of road cars is specifically designed to “celebrate Ferrari’s history by reinterpreting the timeless style of the brand’s most iconic cars”.

Steeped in iconic heritage, the new Ferrari Daytona SP3 pays homage to the famous 330 P3/4, 330 P4 and 412 P Ferrari Daytonas that achieved 1-2-3 victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967.

Ferrari Dayonta SP3 Site
Source: Ferrari

Under the hood, you’ll find the most powerful engine the Maranello factory has ever installed in a road car: a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12. It produces 829 hp, accelerates to a staggering 9,500 rpm and takes the car from zero to 100 km/h in 2.85 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h in 7.4 seconds and will reach a top speed of 340 km/h. h.

Behind the sweeping curves, ‘butterfly’ doors and retractable ‘eyelid’ headlights, the Daytona SP3 shares similarities with the hybrid LaFerrari. It sits on a comparable, though more evolved, carbon fiber chassis and uses the first all-carbon mid-engine V12 since the 2013 hypercar. Despite this, the Daytona SP3 doesn’t feature any of the typical hybrid components. to the LaFerrari.

Interior of the Ferrari Dayonta SP3
Ferrari Dayonta SP3 seats

As stylish as its 1960s Daytona siblings, Ferrari design director Flavio Manzoni said the Daytona SP3 draws inspiration from the past but aligns with the company’s future vision.

You can take cues from the past, but it’s vital that you don’t lose your visionary focus. You can see how it is possible to connect the beauty of our heritage with our vision of the future. We would never do a ‘restomod’, it’s low level. Never do something that is trivial or obvious.

Ferrari Design Director Flavio Manzoni

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

With the first road tests completed, Ferrari expects deliveries of the Dayonta SP3 to begin in late 2022, with production continuing through 2023 and 2024.

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