The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been unveiled as a special product that pays tribute to three iconic racecars from the Italian manufacturer. The new model, which falls part of the manufacturer’s Incona series, sources technology from the brand’s Formula One department.
Although inspired by the stylistic language of 1960s racing cars, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been given an original and modern look. Its design has been penned to celebrate and interpret the volumes of sports prototypes to a wholly contemporary effect.
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6,5-litre V12 engine as found in the 812 Competizione, with a rev limit of 9 500 r/min. This unit has been fitted to the rear and delivers 618 kW and 697 N.m of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This equates to a 0-100 km/h time of 2,85 seconds, 0-200 km/h time of 7,4 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h.
To ensure that Ferrari Daytona SP3 drivers feel one with their car, its engineering draws on the ergonomics expertise Maranello has developed in Formula One. The seats are integrated into the chassis which results in a driving position that is lower and more reclined than in the other Ferraris in the range. The brand says that the position is very similar to that of a single-seater. This helped reduce weight and keep the car’s height to 1 142 mm, which in turn reduces drag. The adjustable pedal box means each driver can find the most comfortable position.
The objective with the Ferrari Daytona SP3 was to introduce aerodynamic solutions that would make this the Ferrari with the highest level of passive aero efficiency ever. The brand says this required attention to detail when designing the radiating masses for efficient heat dissipation. Management of hot air flows was apparently vital to defining a layout that was as integrated as possible with the overall aerodynamic concept.