Written by Atharie Al Salem
The latest release in the Ferrari Icona series, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 was inspired by the prancing horse’s racing technologies of their golden-era 1960s prototypes, that took the motorsport world by storm in terms of engineering. At the 2021 Ferrari Finali Modiali at the Mugello circuit, their most powerful of the series has launched the limited edition SP3 following their earlier releases of SP1 and SP2.
The Targa style vehicle comes with a mega V12 engine and is equipped with Formula 1 racing features, namely an F1 seven speed dual-clutch gearbox. Its mid-rear mounted engine with a power unit of 840cv that can reach a maximum of 9500 rpm is a display of the performance innovation of this car and is notably Ferrari’s greatest powerhouse (840hp) to date in terms of internal combustion engines, delivering a top speed of 340km/h. You can expect comfort, performance and an extremely entertaining set-up with the intoxicating sounds of the V12 engine and the dynamic torque of 697 Nm.
Its carbon-fibre exterior is built with aerodynamic versatility and delivers sharp edges and stunning curvatures in its hot signature Ferrari red bodywork that reinvents elegance and art in the shape of a car. The wings provide natural suction to the ground as well as the floor with increased balanced vorticity from the structure of the underbody and chassis, equipped with floor chimneys up to integrated louvres in the wings. This car simulates a Formula 1 barge board with its enhanced shields that are created by the vortex generators installed by the wheels. Experiencing this car would be as if you were to drive a single-seater racing vehicle with its reclined seats that are closer to the ground than most sports cars.
The Daytona SP3 poses a new exciting prompt to the other automotive brands with its sophisticated design and power. Ferrari is set to run its limited collection of only 599 vehicles costing 2 million euros for sale in 2022.