Okay, a little cynical of us, but mostly true. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is capable of fabulous performance, but will mostly be driven back and forth in closed garages full of multimillion-dollar super sports cars. A limited Ferrari is an excellent investment object, collectors know. The Daytona SP3 costs 2 million euros, excluding taxes, but will undoubtedly yield more in a few years at auction.
Ferrari Daytona SP3 inspired by sixties racing cars
Like the Ferrari Monza SP1/SP2, the SP3 is a product of Ferrari Special Projects, the department at Ferrari responsible for limited series and unique one-offs. The model is part of the so-called Icona Series, which includes modern variants of classic Ferrari. The Monza SP1/SP2 is inspired by the open race cars from the fifties and the designers of the SP3 took a good look at the 330 P3 and P4 from the sixties.
LaFerrari technology without hybrid technology
Under the skin, the SP3 is based on the LaFerrari. It is striking, however, that he does not have the hybrid system of that hypercar. The SP3’s 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 is more powerful than that in the LaFerrari – 840 hp and 697 Nm versus 800 hp and 700 Nm – and has higher maximum revs. With the Daytona SP3, the limiter only kicks in at 9500 rpm. With the LaFerrari, that’s 9000 rpm.
Very specific: to 100 km/h in 2.85 seconds
The fact that the Daytona SP3 does not have a hybrid system is reflected in the car weight, which is more than 100 kilograms lower (currently 1480 kilograms). According to Ferrari, the new limited edition can sprint to 100 km/h in 2.85 seconds. The 200 km/h is reached on the counter after just 7.4 seconds. The top speed of the SP3 is slightly lower than that of the LaFerrari: 340 km/h instead of 350 km/h.
All 599 copies have already been sold
Ferrari Special Projects builds no more than 599 copies of the SP3. All cars have now been forgiven, which brings Ferrari 1.2 billion euros. The brand has offered the SP3 to all Monza SP1 and Monza SP2 buyers, and most of them have accepted. Because that’s how it works: you can’t just buy a special Ferrari, you have to be asked.