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Ferrari Icona Daytona SP3 revealed as a limited-edition targa

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ferarri has unveiled the new Icona Daytona SP3, a limited edition Targa edition. The Ferrari Icona Daytona SP3 pays homage to Ferrari’s motorsport history. The Icona Daytona SP3 pays tribute to the Ferarri 330 P3, 330 P4 and 512 S race cars that made the 1-2-3 finish at the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona back in 1967. Commemorating the event, Ferrari unveiled the Daytona SP3 at the Mugello Circuit during the 2021 Ferrari Finali Mondiali. The brand reveals that the limited edition ‘Daytona SP3’ joins the Icona series, which made its debut in 2018 with the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2.

Ferrari Icona Daytona SP3 – Design and Features

Ferrari reveals that the Daytona SP3 draws inspiration from the 330 P4, 350 Can-Am and 512 S. Thus, the car comes with sublime sculptures and interplay of contrasts. The Daytona Sp3 features voluptuous surfaces followed by sharp lines and special emphasis on the vehicle’s aerodynamics. The Ferrari Icona Daytona SP3 also comes with a ‘Targa’ body with a removable hardtop drawing inspiration from the sports prototype world. The car features a sharp splitter and front fascia along with smooth front wheel arches and a wide haunch.

The Daytona SP3 also comes with butterfly style doors and with aero ducts integrated into the sides. The air ducts help channel air into the radiator of the vehicle, improving the thermodynamic efficiency. The Daytona SP3 also comes with pop-up style headlamps and a thin light bar with multiple horizontal slats on the rear.

Ferrari Icona Daytona SP3 – Technical Specifications

Powering the Ferrari Icona Daytona is an F140HC engine. According to the brand, the 6.5-litre 65-degree vee motor is Ferrari’s most powerful internal combustion engine ever built. The massive V12 engine produces 840 PS of power and shares much of the architecture with the F140HB, sported by the 812 Competizione. The motor derives technology from the world of Formula 1 and features high-specification components. The iconic rear-mid-mounted, naturally-aspirated engine from Maranello also produces 697 Nm of torque and maximum revs of 9500 rpm. The brand is also using composite materials using Formula 1 technologies for the chassis. This has not been seen in a road car since the LaFerrari.

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