Ferrari Daytona SP3 Revealed As The New Ferrari Icona

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 has officially been revealed as Ferrari’s newest exclusive limited production Icona model, and it gives us some serious 80s vibes! A high point of interest for Ferrari Icona models is typically production volume, cost, and delivery release date which Ferrari has yet to disclose. Though given this is the latest Icona model, we do believe it is safe to say based on Ferrari Icona history, that all Daytona SP3s’ have been sold out for some time and will cost over the $2 million dollar mark. Until that information is known, let’s go over the details we do know about!

Ferrari makes known first and foremost that the Daytona SP3 is inspired by the Ferrari 330 P3 and 330 P4, Ferrari 350 Can-Am, and the Ferrari 512 S, all of which are Ferrari racecars from the 1960’s era. Which again, is interesting to us because the Ferrari Daytona SP3 looks like a Hot Wheels car inspired by 1980’s futuristic films! Speaking of looks, lets kick things off with the exterior design.

 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 Revealed As The New Ferrari Icona
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The most notable portion of the exterior design is the rear end, created with a horizontal design. The taillight strip rests at the top of the horizontal line design, with the remaining horizontal bars purely aesthetic. In the midst of that design, is the dual exhaust tip resting alongside the rear diffuser. We see a similar horizontal line design on the left and right sides of the front bumper with a massive front grill in between, capable of some form of air management we imagine. It’s the rear and front end that give us the 80’s hot wheel vibe. The entire car, chassis and body, is actually made of both Carbon Fiber and Kevlar to assist with weight savings. Ferrari has made mention the Daytona SP3 is the most aerodynamic car they have ever built, and this is without the use of active aerodynamics! Every piece of the exterior is functional in design, including the butterfly doors that contain large air channels on the top. Additional air intakes and ducts can be found on the sides of the car, rear end, and the front hood. To keep the car planted on the ground, in addition to the aerodynamic functionality, Ferrari had Pirelli create a special tire just for the Daytona SP3. The purpose of this tire was to be optimal in both the wet and the dry.

 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 Revealed As The New Ferrari Icona
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The interior is pretty simple; Adjustable pedals because the seats are integrated to the chassis of the car, racing harness, and Ferrari’s Human-Machine Interface for the gauge cluster. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 definitely seems more
“track-focused” from our point of view. Speaking of track-focused, let’s talk performance.

Powering the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a re-worked version of the N/A 6.5L V12 that resides in the Ferrari 812 Competizione. New titanium rods, new piston pins, and a 3% lighter crankshaft make for the engine to be a bit lighter and better engine inertia. The re-vamped V12 generates 828 horsepower and 514 lb-ft torque. With a RPM Redline of 9500 and a 7-Speed dual clutch automatic transmission, the Daytona SP3 reaches 60mph in 2.86 seconds and 124mph in a mere 7.4 seconds. All the meanwhile, you can have “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions blasting for everyone to hear. All in all, we think the Ferrari Daytona SP3 looks cool. We can’t help but think about the Lamborghini Countach we wrote about awhile back, given the 80’s vibe as well. Lamborghini and Ferrari…are you leading us back into the 80s?

 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 Revealed As The New Ferrari Icona
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Ferrari Daytona SP3 Revealed As The New Ferrari Icona
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