By Otsile Kadiege
Ferrari has unveiled their second addition to the Icona Series, the all-new Daytona SP3. The limited-edition Targa model draws its inspiration from from legendary 1960s Sports Prototypes.
Straight off the bat, powering the mid-engined, track-focused Daytona SP3 is a 812 Competizione sourced 6.5-litre V12 engine paired to a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission. The engine develops 617kW and 697Nm, making it the most powerful engine the Italian automaker has ever built. Ferrari claims the Daytona SP3 sprints from 0-100km/h in just 2.85 seconds and has a top speed of 340km/h.
The chassis is built entirely from composite materials using Formula 1 technologies that have not been seen in a road car since the LaFerrari.
The Daytona SP3 is 4686mm long, 2050mm wide, 1142mm high and has a wheelbase of 2651mm. Its clean double-crested front wings are a nod to the sculptural elegance of past Ferrari sports prototypes. The shape of the wheel arches efficiently connotes the geometry of the flanks.
Another key element is the butterfly doors, which have an air box integrated into them to channel air to the side-mounted radiators. The rear bodywork highlights the powerful appearance of the wing by the repetition of the twin-crest theme and the aerodynamic vent that boosts its three-dimensional volume.
Inside, the Daytona SP3’s interior aims to guarantee both driver and passenger a snug driving environment by drawing on styling cues typical of competition cars. It’s seats are integrated into the chassis and thus have the ergonomic wraparound design typical of high-performance cars.
The Daytona SP3’s steering wheel features the same Human-Machine Interface (HMI) already seen on the SF90 Stradale, continuing the Ferrari “hands on the wheel, eyes on the road” philosophy. Touch controls mean that drivers can control 80% of the Ferrari Daytona SP3’s functions without moving their hands, while a 16-inch curved HD screen relays instantly all driving-related information.
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