This is the first time a pre-production Ferrari Daytona SP3 has been seen on the move.
Last month saw the reveal of the jaw-dropping Ferrari Daytona SP3. Inspired by the Ferrari 330 P3/4, 330 P4, and 412 prototype race cars that won the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, the Daytona SP3 is Ferrari's latest Iconic Series masterpiece following the Monza SP1 and SP2. It looks striking from every angle and is arguably one of the best-looking Ferraris in years.
Production is limited to just 599 examples and every one of them has already been sold, despite costing an eye-watering $2.25 million a pop. Deliveries will start at the end of 2022, which gives time for Ferrari to finetune the limited-production supercar before production begins.
We've already drooled over the press photos, and now we get to see the Daytona SP3 on the move. In the video, the Daytona SP3 is seen tearing up a public road at an unknown location. Surprisingly, the Daytona SP3 is wrapped in camouflage even though it has been revealed, but this is our first look at the pre-production car in action.
Unlike the prototypes we saw in previous spy videos, the design details are fully visible from the pronounced wheel arches to the butterfly-style doors, louvered engine cover, and full-width taillights that pay homage to classic Ferrari racers. Although the Daytona SP3 is based on the LaFerrari Aperta, it's powered by the same 6.5-liter V12 as the 812 Competizione.
Uprated to 829 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque, it's the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine Ferrari has ever built and could represent the pinnacle of the Prancing Horse's petrol-powered prowess before the Italian automaker's first fully electric supercar arrives in 2025. Hopefully, it won't be long until we get to hear it rev all the way up to 9,500 rpm as the Daytona SP3 was being driven at a pedestrian pace on the public road.
With all that power being sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the Daytona SP3 will sprint from 0-60 mph in 2.85 seconds and reach a top speed of over 211 mph. Best of all, the Daytona SP3 is road legal in the US, unlike the Monza.