September 30, 2023

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has quite a lot of actually wonderful issues going for it, not least of which is its standing as one of many Prancing Horse marque’s ‘Icona’ fashions. The SP3 turns into the newest addition to a 3-car roster presently occupying this revered place within the Ferrari hierarchy. It additionally continues to embody the spirit of iconic sports-prototype racers from the mid-last-century, simply because the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 had achieved earlier than it.

With instant and whole impact, the Daytona SP3 adopts its silhouette from a trio of Ferrari racing automobiles which participated within the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona—particularly the 330P3/4, 330P4 and 412P. Not solely was an outright Ferrari victory achieved right here—with the automobiles managing an already notable 1-2-3 end—nevertheless it additionally served as the last word retort for what had transpired on the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the place fierce rival Ford Motor Firm, had achieved the identical consequence with 3 of their GT40 race cars only a 12 months earlier than.

It additionally comes outfitted with essentially the most highly effective (purely combustion) engine the corporate has ever made. Fortunately, Ferrari understands this in addition to anybody else, and so they’ve solely gone and achieved simply that, by mid-mounting the spectacular 6.5L naturally-aspirated V12 engine from the 812 Competizione into the SP3.

After all, it additionally has to make extra energy than the latter, so upgrades akin to titanium connecting rods and a revised direct injection fueling system permit the SP3 to provide 829 hp, versus the mere 819 hp the 812 Competizione is ready to muster. Because of this, the automobile can go from 0-60 mph in simply 2.85 seconds, earlier than blasting on to a 211 mph prime pace.

There’s an enormous query hovering across the Ferrari Daytona SP3 although. Is it actually value £1.8 million ($2.25 million)? If you wish to discover out, watch the video beneath and benefit from the wonderful sound of its 6.5L naturally-aspirated V12 engine.