It was rumored before and now it's confirmed.
Things like this never take long. The news, while not surprising, is still hard to take for anyone who desired to own a Ferrari Daytona SP3. Revealed only yesterday, the latest Icona model, limited to just 599 examples, has officially sold out, according to Automotive News Europe. The buyers all finalized their purchases before the official unveiling.
Earlier this month, a private preview event was held in Italy with around 300 Ferrari collectors in attendance. As usual, only the most loyal customers were invited not just to the showing itself, but also the opportunity to spend around $2.25 million. Ferrari's marketing and sales boss, Enrico Galliera, confirmed that all 499 owners of the Monza SP1 and SP2 purchased an SP3. The remaining 100 examples were sold to the aforementioned private collectors.
Ferrari continues to be adamant that the Monza models are not remakes but rather modern interpretations of past icons. The first two Monzas were inspired by the two-seat racing barchettas from the 1950s and 60s.
The Daytona SP3's inspiration comes from the 330 P3/4, 330 P4, and 412 P race cars. The trio claimed a 1, 2, 3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, which was an embarrassment to Ford at the time. The rivalry between the two automakers was famous then following Enzo Ferrari's last-minute decision to back out of a deal a few years before where Ford would have bought Ferrari.
Like the earlier Monzas, Ferrari went all-out with power once again. The Daytona SP3 is powered by the Italian marque's most powerful naturally aspirated V12 ever, a 6.5-liter twelve-cylinder good for 829 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed directly to the rear wheels through the familiar and excellent seven-speed F1 dual-clutch gearbox.
Ferrari claims a 0-62 mph time of 2.85 seconds, 0-124 mph in 7.4 seconds, and a top speed of 211 mph. The total dry weight comes to just 3,237 pounds. Weight was able to be kept to a minimum thanks to a complete lack of batteries and electric motors.