Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the new special edition model in town

Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the new special edition model in town

Special Edition Ferraris are always a treat for the eyes and ears. Ferrari’s Icona lineup houses such products, that show off a modern interpretation of classic Ferrari designs. Ferrari now adds Ferrari Daytona  SP3 to this special lineup that already has the Monza SP1 and SP2.

Just like the Monzas, the Daytona SP3 takes inspiration from classic Ferraris. In this case, it reads from the 330 P3/4, 512 S among many other cars. The result is a gorgeous Ferrari Daytona SP3, that flaunts Ferrari’s most aerodynamically efficient design ever.

The Ferrari Daytona SP3’s party trick is its aerodynamics and it achieves this without any active aero surfaces. This means that it has vents, a lot of it. In fact, the tail end is shaped with horizontal slats that run across the width of the car. Spicing up the tail is also a pronounced diffuser and central dual exhaust tips.

The windscreen of the Daytona SP3 wraps around the cabin, giving it a race car vibe. The seats do not move as they are integrated to the chassis. The pedals move to fit the driver.

A special vehicle like this needs a special engine. Ferrari luckily has a bunch of them lying around in their parts bin. Their poison of choice for the Daytona is the 6.5-litre V12 from the 812 Competizione. Ferrari has put in some work to this mill though, by adding titanium connecting rods, lighter crankshaft, and new piston pins, all in a bid to reduce weight.

The engine that can scream up to a 9500-rpm redline, now churns out 828 hp, the most for a Ferrari engine. Accompanied with 697 Nm of torque, the Daytona SP3 can pounce from 0 to 100 kph in 2.86 seconds. In 7.4 seconds, it will breach 200 kph.

The weight savings do not end at the engine though. Ferrari has also added a smaller manifold and plenum. They also used carbon fibre and Kevlar extensively for the chassis, all chopping off unwanted pounds.

Ferrari officials have kept their mouths zipped regarding the price and limits on the production run. But we can guess that it is going cost more than your kidneys, and low on availability. In fact, most of them must have been sold already.

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