Ferrari's latest creation is called the Daytona SP3. This model is part of their Icona series and was released at Finali Mondiali at Mugello Circuit. However, the Daytona SP3 is a mid-engine car, unlike the front-engined 1960s Ferrari Daytona which was officially called GTB 365/4. The Daytona SP3 is a tribute to the two Ferrari 330 P and one 412 P which crossed the finish line together as finishing 1-2-3 at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.
The Daytona SP3’s exterior is very stylish and has designed cues of the Ferrari 330 P and 412 P which came with a wraparound windshield and curves that made it attractive. The Daytona SP3 keeps a wraparound windshield and modernizes the cures to show muscle. As it is based on the LaFerrari Aperta, aerodynamics play a big role in its performance, it has front spoiler flicks at each side of the front splitter to enhance downforce with surfaces on the fenders to help airflow around the car.
More advanced aerodynamics are incorporated with special vents that direct air from beneath the car and direct the air upwards towards the existing vents positioned on either side of the engine bay which creates an aerodynamic air spoiler. There is also a small integrated lip spoiler, but below it is a width running taillight strip and horizontal vents which help in removing the heat from the engine bay. A central mounted dual-exhaust system is prominent as is a large diffuser.
The interior of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is similar to the old race cars with both seats close to each other to keep the weight as close to the center as possible creating a low center of gravity, other cars with a similar set up are the Ford GT and Aston Martin Valkyrie. This also brings to the unique feature of the interior, its seats are integrated into the carbon-fiber tub.
This translates into adjusting the reach and angle of the steering wheel and the reach of the pedals. The seat is also reclined like a Le Man’s race car. The rest of the interior is simple and features a 16-inch curved instrument cluster with Ferrari’s Human Machine Interface available also on the SF90, Roma, and 296 GTB. Ferrari has a hands-on wheel, eyes on road principle so all controls are on the steering wheels. Also as this is an open-top car, it does come with a manually attachable hard top roof.
Powering the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 which is also found in the 812 Superfast, and this makes 828 hp, 39 hp more than the 812 Superfast. To get the engine power up it gets new internal parts and an exhaust system. The engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and this directs power to the rear wheels only.
That power translates into a 0-62 time of 2.85 seconds (0-60 2.8-seconds) and a 0-124 mph time of 7.4-seconds with a top speed over 211 mph. It also has Ferrari’s Slide Slip Control system and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer which helps in drifting the vehicle while not losing complete control and also can adjust the brake pressure in each wheel.
Like the Ferrari SP1 and SP2, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a limited production model and has only 599 units available for sale, but is saved for some of Ferrari’s most exclusive customers, which we suspect are hand-picked by them. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is priced at €2,200,000 (Approx. $2,300,000) and will be starting deliveries in 2023.