Ferrari plots more Icona models and hints at future of V12

Daytona SP3 likely to be followed by other heritage-inspired specials, with V12 power on the cards

Ferrari is readied to increase its range of ultra-exclusive Icona versions adhering to the launch of its brand-new EUR2 million (₤ 1.68 m) Daytona SP3– however it is not yet prepared to admit which generation will create the basis of its next job.

The V12-powered Daytona is inspired by the Ferrari sports prototypes that competed in the late 1960s and also early 1970s, as well as follows following the Monza SP1 and also SP2, which took their barchetta hints from cars and trucks such as the 750 Monza sporting activities racer of the 1950s. At the launch of the brand-new Daytona in Florence, Ferrari’s leaders made it clear there’s space for further growth of the Icona range, with primary interactions and also marketing police officer Enrico Galliera saying there are “4 or 5 possible concepts we could service”.

The idea to use motivation from legendary sporting activities prototypes such as the 330 P3/4, 412 P and also 512 S was proposed by Ferrari’s head of layout, Flavio Manzoni. “I have a special interest for this,” he claimed. “There are lots of other intriguing ideas for the future. The richness of Ferrari is really high as well as the skies is the only limit.”

The limited-run Icona collection is made to appeal directly to Ferrari’s regular customers and embraces an unique approach, as the designs are led by design and style as opposed to best efficiency. “This is not a supercar,” said primary technological officer Michael Leiters of the Daytona, which is based upon an advanced version of the LaFerrari Aperta’s chassis. “A supercar is the pinnacle of innovation. When we produce a brand-new supercar, we constantly present new modern technology. Right here, we are not checking out the pinnacle of performance. The vehicle driver is extra main, which is why it is so welcome for the enthusiasts. This is not an unique version of LaFerrari.”

Manzoni is very immune to the idea that the Icona series need to be thought about timeless, despite the vehicles drawing on Ferrari’s abundant heritage for inspiration. “It’s truly tough to eliminate versus this tendency on the planet,” he stated. “Check out music. The number of old-fashioned songs exist? It’s so solid, this desire and require to come back to a probably a lot more comfortable scenario and also set of values, as well as obviously the culture of the business can be influenced by that. So I need to work against this idea sometimes.

” It’s fine if you are working on an Icona task to get inspiration from the past and the heritage, yet without shedding the vision as well as approach. In the last years, numerous have asked: why do not you make a modern version of the 250 GTO, for example? My response is always the 250 GTO is an amount of its age. That type was configurated in this way since there were certain problems, the technical development and also the rules of aerodynamics were not sophisticated as they are today, and also it’s proper by doing this.”