Ferrari reveals 828hp Daytona SP3 in Icona series

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Ferrari has unveiled the latest addition to its famed “Icona” series, the 828-horsepower Daytona SP3.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the Ferrari Icona Series?

    Ferrari’s Icona cars are designed to recreate the brand's legendary cars with today's advanced technology.
  • What is the Ferrari Daytona SP3?

    The Daytona SP3 is a limited-edition semi-convertible inspired by legendary 1960s sports prototypes.
  • To the uninitiated, Ferrari’s Icona cars celebrate the marque’s history by reinterpreting the timeless styling of the Italian automotive brand’s most iconic cars to radically modern effect by using the most innovative materials and technologies available today.

    However, Icona goes beyond taking inspiration from a particular time in history. Ferrari says that the aim of the Icona series is to “distill the very essence of an era and use it as a springboard to create new concepts that themselves are unique enough to become icons for future generations.”

    The Daytona SP3 is a limited-edition semi-convertible inspired by Ferrari’s legendary win at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona.

    On that note, the Daytona SP3 sports the iconic look of 1960’s race cars. At the front end are clean double-crested front wings that feature outer and inner crests. The front bumper features a central grille framed by two pillars and a series of stacked horizontal blades framed by the outer edge of the bumper.

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    Harking back to sports cars of its era are headlights with an upper mobile panel, reminiscent of pop-up headlamps from early supercars. In addition, two bumpers emerge from the outer edge of the headlights, a reference to the aeroflicks featured on the Ferrari 330 P4.

    At the side of the Daytona SP3 are geometrically shaped wheel arches, wing mirrors, and of course, butterfly doors.

    The rear echoes the twin-crest theme found at the targa’s front with a series of horizontal blades, a horizontal luminous tailight, and twin tailpipes positioned centrally in the upper part of
    the diffuser.

    Inside the Daytona SP3 are chassis-integrated seats, and the driving position can be adjusted through a pedal box. It also features a two-part dashboard that houses the Daytona SP3’s Human-Machine Interface (HMI) touch controls.

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    A racecar through and through, the Daytona SP3 is powered by a 6.5-liter F140HC engine mated to a seven-speed gearbox. The power plant has been relocated to the mid-rear position to optimize the intake and exhaust layout as well as fluid-dynamic efficiency.

    The result is an 828-horsepower naturally-aspirated engine that drives the Daytona SP3 from standstill to 100kph in just 2.85 seconds.

    The price and the number of the limited-production Daytona SP3 are yet to be disclosed, although its price tag is expected to be around the seven-figure mark.

    Photos from Ferrari

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