In its series of exclusive limited-edition ‘Icona’ models, Ferrari has added the all-new Daytona SP3 roadster. Designed and engineered to pay a tribute to the series of race cars from Ferrari like the 330 P3, 330 P4 and 512 S, the new Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a mid-engine V12 roadster that will be a street-legal model all around the world.
Price and Availability
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been priced at €2 million (around Rs 16.77 crore), which makes it the most expensive Ferrari car on sale today. Ferrari will be manufacturing only 599 units of the Daytona SP3, making it a limited edition model. The deliveries of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 will start after Ferrari delivers the already pending bookings of the Monza duo, the SP1 and SP2, which is scheduled to happen by the end of 2022.
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a perfect amalgamation of the modern design language of Ferrari with that of the race cars from the 1960s. The major highlights of the aerodynamic design of the Daytona SP3 include a low-positioned wraparound windscreen and double-crested wings at the front, which seeks inspiration from older Ferraris like the 330 P3, 330 P4 and 512 S. The front bumper of the Daytona SP3 comes with a moving panel which pay tribute to the pop-up headlamps, which were a fashion statement back in the ‘60s.
The rearview mirrors are mounted on the curved front fenders, while the butterfly door panels come with integrated airboxes that channel the air towards the side-mounted radiators. With a height of just 1,142 mm, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 has the lowest seat height among all the road-legal Ferraris.
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is seen as a potential successor to the LaFerrari hypercar, for the fact that it has the same engine layout with a mid-mounted V12 which was there in the latter. The 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 makes 840 bhp of maximum power and 697 Nm of maximum power output, which makes it the most powerful Ferrari with a naturally aspirated engine in its entire history. It is the same engine that powers the 812 Competizione, however, it gets a range of modifications like lighter-in-weight titanium conrods, rebalanced crankshaft, reduced-friction piston pins and modified intake and exhaust. Coupled with a 7-speed automatic gearbox, the engine in the Ferrari Daytona SP3 propels it from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.85 seconds and helps the car to attain a top speed of 340 kmph.
Thanks to a low kerb weight of just 1,485 kg, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 has an incredible power-to-weight ratio of 566 bhp per tonne. The factors which contribute to the performance of the Daytona SP3 are lightweight composite materials used in its bodywork and chassis and mid-engine layout, the latter of which optimizes weight distribution. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 uses a set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres which have been specially developed for it so that the car remains stable in low grip situations.