Ferrari unveils stunning new Daytona SP3 supercar that’s a £1.7million tribute to its racers that took revenge against Ford in 1967 – and all 599 are sold

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  • The Ferrari Daytona SP3 was unveiled this weekend with a €2million price tag and 599 cars in production
  • It’s a nod to Ferrari racers who achieved 1-2-3 at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona to dethrone Ford’s GT40.
  • The supercar uses a 6.5-litre V12 motor from the 812 Competitzione producing 829bhp
  • It’s the most powerful combustion-engined Ferrari for the road and can hit 211mph. will hit at a speed greater than

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It is Ferrari’s latest £1.7 million supercar that had already sold out before it was unveiled to the world over the weekend.

Called the Daytona SP3, it relaunches the iconic nameplate from the great road cars of the late sixties and early seventies and pays homage to the racing machines that dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in 1967. It was during Enzo Ferrari’s heated battle against America. Ford’s and its GT40’s.

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In a fitting tribute to which Eeco zealots will be reeling, the Daytona SP3 is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces more power than any Ferrari engine that has ever been open on the road and covered 211 miles. Capable of a top speed of over per hour.

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Ferrari’s latest stellar supercar: it’s the new Daytona SP3 which is a tribute to one of the Italian brand’s greatest racetrack achievements in the 1960s.

Only 599 examples are being produced by the renowned Italian marque, each with a €2million price tag inclusive of taxes – around £1.7million for the UK – yet they all already serve the brand’s most loyal and deserving customers. have been sold.

The first deliveries are due in late 2022.

It will join the ‘Icona’ range of models along with the luxurious open-top Monza SP1 and SP2.

In fact, the priority orders went to people who already own SP1 or SP2 – or both.

Yet the Daytona – receiving SP3 continuity points – isn’t front-engined like its sister model, with the V12 engine stowed in the middle of the vehicle.

Only 599 examples of the astonishing Daytona SP3 will be produced, each worth €2 million inclusive of taxes – so around £1.7 million for the UK

Only 599 examples of the astonishing Daytona SP3 will be produced, each worth €2 million inclusive of taxes – so around £1.7 million for the UK

Each and every one of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 supercars has already been sold to the most loyal and deserving customers of the brand, with preference for those who own other models in the 'Icona' limited edition range.

Each and every one of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 supercars has already been sold to the brand’s most loyal and deserving customers, with preference for those who own other models in the ‘Icona’ limited edition range.

The other two Icona models are the single-seat Monza SP1 (pictured) and the two-seater Monza SP2

The SP1 and SP2 Monza (pictured) are both speedsters with no roof or windscreen – and aren't street legal in some areas

The other two Icona models are the single-seat Monza SP1 (left) and the two-seater Monza SP2 (right). Both of these are speedsters with no roof or windscreen – and are not street legal in some areas.

It is the first road Ferrari to feature a 12-cylinder engine since the production of the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar between 2013 and 2018.

It will use the same 6.5-liter V12 motor from the 812 Competitzione, though modified with lighter titanium Conrads, lower-friction piston pins and a lighter, rebalanced crankshaft.

That doesn’t mean it packs 829bhp – more than any other combustion-engine-only Ferrari road car – but it also offers what the company says is a ‘stunning soundtrack’ – and we adore it .

Connected to a rapid-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it can sprint to 62mph in a comfortable 2.85 seconds, and Ferrari says it will continue to push past 211mph.

Unlike its two roofless speedster siblings – which are not road legal in some areas due to their lack of windscreens – Ferrari says the Daytona SP3 is road-legal everywhere, meaning its well-heeled customers will not be forced to go on the track behind the wheel.

The Daytona SP3 812 uses the same 6.5-litre V12 motor from the Competitzione, though it is modified so that it produces a massive 829bhp, the most power sold by a combustion engine-only road car Ferrari. .

The Daytona SP3 812 uses the same 6.5-litre V12 motor from the Competitzione, though it is modified so that it produces a massive 829bhp, the most power sold by a combustion engine-only road car Ferrari. .

Arguably the new car's most dramatic viewing angle is the rear, which shows off these amazingly stacked 'blades' beneath the single-strip taillight

Arguably the new car’s most dramatic viewing angle is the rear, which shows off these amazingly stacked ‘blades’ beneath the single-strip taillight

It has been unveiled as a tribute to one of Ferrari’s greatest achievements on the racetrack, when the Italian stallion closed all three podium positions at the 1967 Daytona endurance event.

A 330 P3/4, 330 P4 and 412 P took the top three spots as Ferrari looked to regain its dominance on the circuit after Henry Ford II embarrassed the Italian livery last year.

As shown in the 2019 film, ford vs ferrariHenry Ford II invested millions of dollars in the GT40 project, which eventually culminated in the legendary American sportscar that won the endurance-racing Triple Crown in 1966, winning the most prized races at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans.

Ferrari, which demolished Ford on its home turf in 67, describes it as a ‘golden age of closed wheel racing and an enduring reference point for generations of engineers and designers’.

The Daytona SP3 is named as a tribute to the cars that achieved one of Ferrari's greatest achievements on the racetrack when the Italian stallion closed all three podium positions in the 1967 Daytona endurance event.

The Daytona SP3 is named as a tribute to the cars that achieved one of Ferrari’s greatest achievements on the racetrack when the Italian stallion closed all three podium positions in the 1967 Daytona endurance event.

After two years of dominance at the Ford Motor Company, Ferrari brought all-loaded guns to the 24 Hours of Daytona Continental at Daytona International Speedway.  Ferrari 330 P4s take the top three spots with this car driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon

After two years of dominance at the Ford Motor Company, Ferrari brought all-loaded guns to the 24 Hours of Daytona Continental at Daytona International Speedway. Ferrari 330 P4s take the top three spots with this car driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Chris Amon

Mechanics work on one of the Ferrari 330Ps recorded at the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway in February 1967

Mechanics work on one of the Ferrari 330Ps recorded at the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway in February 1967

Lorenzo Bandini (left) and Chris Amon (right) hold their trophy and wave to the crowd after driving a Ferrari 330P4 to victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona Continental at Daytona International Speedway.

Lorenzo Bandini (left) and Chris Amon (right) hold their trophy and wave to the crowd after driving a Ferrari 330P4 to victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona Continental at Daytona International Speedway.

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