The 828-hp Daytona SP3 is the newest member of Ferrari’s ‘Icona’ family

Would you be surprised if we told you all 599 examples of this US$2-million-plus car have already sold?

Ferrari began an additional chapter of its ‘Icona’ collection with the launch of the limited-edition Daytona SP3. Complying with in the actions of the Monza SP1 and also SP2, the Daytona SP3 is a contemporary analysis of the mid-engined Ferrari racing prototypes of the late ’60s and also very early ’70s.

The name is a nod to Ferrari’s remarkable 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 Daytona 24-hour race, where the Ferrari 330P3/4, 330P4 and also 412P race automobiles took the entire podium.

The muscular contours of the Daytona SP3 and wraparound windscreen are suggested to evoke sentimental memories of those timeless ’60s Ferrari racers. Then there are those expensive retractable covers for the fronts lights, which, along with the popular strakes at the rear, emit strong 512 Testarossa feelings. Unlike the Monza SP1 and also SP2, the Daytona SP3 is provided with a clip-on Targa roofing panel, as well as in addition, there’s an emergency canvas roof covering that fits in the little boot room upfront. That additional cover can come in useful if the cars and truck is captured out in damaging climate condition.

At the heart of the Daytona SP3 is a mid-mounted naturally aspirated V12 that revs all the way to a yelling 9,500 rpm. The powerplant is sourced from the 812 Competizione. However, mechanical tweaks to the consumption and exhaust system have improved the result to a clunk 828 hp as well as 514 lb-ft of torque.

This makes it Ferrari’s most powerful internal-combustion engine. The Daytona SP3 does place the power to great usage, requiring just 2.85 secs to strike 60 mph from a standing start.

Ferrari intends to build 599 instances of the Daytona SP3, as well as, as expected, all of them are currently sold out, with each setting you back no less than US$ 2.25 million. According to Ferrari, all 499 owners of the previous Icona automobiles have actually purchased the SP3, and anxious enthusiasts have already scooped up the balance of the various other 100 automobiles.

Ferrari has described the Daytona SP3 as “the significance of racing spirit.” It will be interesting to see how many of the fortunate proprietors take up that rule and also actually drive the auto in real race car fashion.