The Ferrari Daytona SP3 uses a 828 horsepower V12
Ferrari's Icona Series consists of the Prancing Horse's craziest models, namely the Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters. These cars are a blend of retro and modern design and will be sold in limited numbers. Now there's a new model joining the lineup, and unlike the Monza SPs, this one is inspired by mid-engine Ferrari prototypes from the late 60s and 70s.
Meet the Daytona SP3.
The design of the Daytona SP3 alone sets it apart from other models, and according to Ferrari, it's also the most “aerodynamically efficient” vehicle they've built without using active aero. While the retro Ferrari looks good, its most striking aspect is at the rear, featuring horizontal bars spanning the whole width of the vehicle. The taillights also have a horizontal light bar that sits below the spoiler and integrates with the rest of the rear end. Up front, there's a slim set of headlights that slide up, paying tribute to pop-up headlights of the past.
Open the butterfly doors, and the Daytona SP3 adopts a very modern interior – all that retro stuff is left for the exterior. In front of the driver sits a digital instrument cluster. The seats are then integrated into the chassis for driver position adjustment, and there's a movable pedal box as well. Ferrari's Human-Machine Interface allows the driver to adjust and control various vehicle functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
Powering the retro Daytona SP3 is a 6.5-liter V12 borrowed from the 812 Competizione. Ferrari did make a few changes to make it lighter by using lightweight titanium parts coupled with intake and exhaust improvements. As a result, it now produces 828 horsepower with 697 Nm torque and revs up to 9500 rpm, making it Ferrari's most powerful combustion engine to date. Combined with the aerodynamic body, Ferrari says the limited-run model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.85 seconds.
Ferrari didn't disclose the price and the production number of the Daytona SP3. But if we're to guess, it will be very expensive and will only be available to the brand's elite customers. It might even be produced in fewer numbers than the 500 units of the Monza SP1 and SP2.