There is always a great emotion when Ferrari presents its new car. And if this supercar is a special limited edition model of the “Icona” family, it soon becomes clear that it is a car destined to leave its mark. We are talking about the new Ferrari Daytona SP3 , a supercar inspired by the world of Sports Prototypes of the years 60. The presentation took place at the Mugello international racetrack, as part of the Ferrari World Finals 2021.
The “Icon” series was born in 2018 with the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, cars inspired by the racing boats of the years 50. A few years later, the Daytona SP3 arrives, destined to become a new point of reference. Only 599 will be built already all gone sold. The price? € 2 million .
TRIBUTE TO THE PAST
As previously mentioned, Ferrari was inspired by the racing cars of years’ 24 to make the design of its new supercar.
The wraparound cockpit of the Daytona SP3 takes on the appearance of a dome set in a sensual sculpture whose fenders, equally sinuous, emerge decisively. The general balance is emphasized by the monolithic aspect of the volumes that communicate the manufacturing ability typical of the Italian bodywork. The sensation is that of being in front of an object where the fluidity of the masses is combined with more incisive surfaces in order to create that aesthetic balance that has always characterized the history of the Maranello company.
To further inspire the technicians of the Prancing Horse 330 P3 and P4 which were protagonists in the 1967 of the 24 Hours of Daytona. Also from the world of Sports Prototypes comes the choice of equipping the car with a “Targa” type bodywork with a rigid roof removable. The rear-view mirrors are located in a forward position with respect to the doors, another strong reference to the Sports Prototypes of the years’ 60.
Obviously, there has been a great deal of care in the development of aerodynamics.
New components, such as the extraction chimneys on the bottom, make the Daytona SP3 the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari without active appendages produced to date.
Among the most interesting solutions adopted to achieve the goal of maximum aerodynamic efficiency , to integrate the air boxes into the wingspan doors. Choice that allows you to channel the air towards the radiators on the side. The surface of the door helps to manage the flow of air coming from the wheel compartment. of small fins at the ends of the bumper that allow to improve the aerodynamic flow. In the back, characterized by the presence of horizontal lines that make the look even more particular, we find a huge carbon extractor. The tailpipes have been positioned higher just to make room for the extractor. The bottom of the supercar has been carefully studied with the aim of increasing the aerodynamic load as much as possible.
Also for the interior, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 draws inspiration from Ferrari such as the 330 P3 / P4, the 312 P and the 350 Can-Am. We find a minimal design, leather and carbon fiber finishes and seats integrated into the body. To remind us, however, that it is a modern car, the presence of digital instrumentation.
MOTOR V 12
Beating heart of the Ferrari Daytona SP3, a V engine of 6.5 liters based on that of the 812 Competition relocated however in a central position -rear to optimize the intake and exhaust layout, as well as the fluid dynamics efficiency. The optimization work made it possible to create the most powerful internal combustion engine developed by Ferrari to date. It is called F 140 HC and is able to deliver 840 CV (618 kW) and 697 Nm of torque. The red zone starts from 9. 500 revolutions per minute. The engine is combined with a 7-speed double clutch gearbox.
Particular attention has been paid to reducing the weight and inertia of the engine by adopting of titanium connecting rods and other solutions. The performances, of course, are very high. The maximum speed exceeds 340 km / h . To go from 0 to 100 km / h just 2, 85 seconds are enough, while to reach the 200 km / h starting from stationary you need only 7.4 seconds.