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The Daytona SP3 is the most powerful engine in Ferrari history

The Daytona SP3 is the most powerful engine in Ferrari history

Wondering why Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have “SP” in their names? It wasn’t because of the number of seats, but because it was the first two cars in the Icona series. The third has just been revealed – it’s Daytona SP3. So again it is called the same racetrack and again it is called “SP”.

But the name is not a reference to the Florida racetrack. It’s more reminiscent of the brand’s famous 24-hour success at Daytona in 1967, when Ferrari cars hit all three podiums. These were the 330 P3 / 4, 330 P4 and 412 P models.

The designers drew inspiration from historic Ferrari race cars – as well as the 350 Can-Am or 512 S. The result is a car without active aerodynamic elements, but also the most aerodynamically efficient car in history.

There are a large number of hatches and ailerons. Even at least two channels lead through very thick doors. One of them is visible and clearly responsible for the air flow, the other is hidden and directs air to the radiators in front of the rear wheels.

Consider the door a suite. And speaking of historical cars – the headlights have covers that slide partially into the body. In other words, Ferrari is back, at least in a hint, to the “flashes” it last rode on its car on a 456M in 2003.

Ferrari Daytona SP3

Photo: Ferrari

The interior is dominated by blue seats, which are not seats in the true sense of the word – it is the upholstery glued in the right places, which forms the technical basis of the car. The steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted, and most of the car’s infotainment functions are controlled by the driver at the steering wheel using touch buttons. Don’t look for the touch screen here, everything appears on the screen instead of the dashboard.

Ferrari Daytona SP3

Photo: Ferrari

According to the press release, the situation behind the wheel is very similar to the situation in Formula 1. Thanks to this, the height of the car is only 1142 mm. The carbon-Kevlar monocoque has a 44:56 weight distribution on the front axle: the rear axle.

However, the total weight is not impressive – the so-called dry weight of 1,485 kg, that is, without operating and driver fees, means an estimated more than 1.6 tons of empty weight. Daytona is not that big, it is less than 4.7 meters long and 205 centimeters long.

Ferrari Daytona SP3

Photo: Ferrari

Behind the cab operate twelve atmospheric cylinders marked F140HC. It has a volume of just under 6.5 liters, using 98-octane gasoline that gives 840 hp at 9250 rpm and 697 Nm at 7250 rpm. This makes it the most powerful engine in Ferrari history.

With a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an electronically controlled self-locking differential, it drives the rear wheels to a hundred in 2.85 seconds and two-stroke in 7.4 seconds. The maximum speed should be above 340 km / h.

1967 Ferrari 330 P4 in 24 Hours of Dayton

Photo: Ferrari

The Daytona will be in 599 units and will be allowed on roads around the world, unlike the Monza SP1 and SP2 models, which lack windshields. It costs 2 million euros (50.75 million kroner) including taxes.

But do not rush to write a check – all the pieces already have their owners. The automaker presented the car to them at a special event a few days before the audience, and owners of the SP1 and SP2 models were given priority among those interested.

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