The car itself has nothing to do with the actual Daytona – or with the car that has become known as the Daytona: the 365 GTB/4. Rather, Ferrari wants to refer to the 24-hour race in Daytona in 1967. The unforgettable Lorenzo Bandini, who was to lose his life in a terrible fire accident in Monaco that same year, and New Zealander Chris Amon won in a 330 P4 – ahead of two other Ferraris.
Focus on design with the Ferrari Daytona SP3
Ferrari proud of missing wings
There were no serious difficulties in adapting the drive train from the front mid-engine sports car to the SP3. A few logical modifications in the exhaust system, that’s it. It adopts titanium connecting rods and an even lighter crankshaft from the Competizione, as does the maximum speed of 9500 rpm.
Inside, bucket seats that are screwed firmly to the chassis are confusing at first. The pedal unit and steering wheel are adjustable to make room for taller customers. That works quite well for giant seats up to about 1.90 meters, but with my long-legged 1.96 editor’s meters I don’t stand a chance. Kneecaps and dashboard are always firmly pressed together, driving is out of the question. Congratulations, colleague Naumann, you have won a driving appointment – if the Daytona SP3 ever gets into the hands of journalists.
We will rarely, if ever, see the majority of the 599 copies on the road. In a small series, Ferrari celebrates the V12 vacuum again. An unadulterated high-revving super sports car. fantastic!
Specifications and price: Ferrari Daytona SP3
• DISPLACEMENT 6496 cm3
• POWER 618 kW (840 hp) at 9250 rpm
• MAX. TORQUE 697 Nm at 7250 rpm
• DRIVE Rear wheel, 7-speed dual clutch
• L/W/H 4686/2050/1142 mm
• CURRENT WEIGHT 1485 kg (dry)
• 0-100/200KM/H 2.85/7.4s
• TOP 340 km/h
• PRICE about 2,000,000 euros