New limited-edition Daytona SP3 is the most aerodynamic car by Ferrari

Ferrari has lifted the covers off the new Daytona SP3 – a new addition to the Icona series that started in 2018, after Ferrari introduced the Monza SP1 and SP2.

The 330 P3/4, 330 P4 and 412 P.

The limited-edition Daytona SP3 was built to pay tribute to Ferrari’s 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona on the 6th of February 1967. The three cars were the Ferrari 330 P3/4 (1st), 330 P4 (2nd), and Ferrari 412 P (3rd).

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Sitting in the middle of the Daytona SP3 is a 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12, paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. With a 9,500 redline, 840 hp and 697 Nm, the F140HC engine is the most powerful internal combustion engine ever built by Ferrari. The same engine can also be found in the new 812 Competizione.

0 to 100 km/h is decimated in just 2.85 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 7.4 seconds, onwards to its top speed of 340 km/h.

Particular attention was given to the engine’s weight reduction; using titanium con rods, which are 40% lighter than steel, and the use of a different material for the pistons. The new piston pins have a Diamond-Like Carbon treatment (DLC), which reduces friction to improve performance and fuel consumption. The crankshaft is now also now 3% lighter.

The chassis of the Daytona SP3 is built entirely from composite materials using F1 technologies not seen on Ferrari’s road cars since the LaFerrari. The ‘Targa’ body with a removable hardtop is a homage to Ferrari’s sports prototypes of the 1960s.

Thanks to unprecedented features, such as chimneys that extract low-pressure air from the underbody, the Daytona SP3 is the most aerodynamically efficient car ever built by Ferrari without resorting to active aero devices.

Inside, the SP3 features the same steering seen in the SF90 Stradale, Roma, SF90 Spider, and 296 GTB while a 16-inch curved HD display projects driving-related information.

Specific tyres were developed with Pirelli for the Daytona SP3 – the new P Zero Corsa – with a particular focus on the car’s stability in low grip situations.

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