Ferrari is undoubtedly among the most reputable race car brands with gorgeous cars from the 60s and 70s. The 512 S, 330 P4, and P3 are most notable for their beauty. The Daytona SP3 may not be as pretty, but it is the modern interpretation of the classic Ferraris spirit, according to Flavio Manzoni, the design chief at Ferrari.
Looking at the Daytona SP3 for the very first time may not be impressive, especially with its catfish front end and front arches that are puffed-up. There is also the blind rear that makes the styling appear a little too much, but they all end up building uniqueness. This car is also ridiculously wide and low, but you would have to take a real look at it to start appreciating the details that put it together.
For instance, the front part is less attractive than retractable lids revealing main beams. The hooded headlights increase the downforce at Daytona’s front axle, and the doors and front fenders control the airflow on the car sides. The air channel runs clean on the butterfly doors, leaving a sleek look. The steering has an HMI concept allowing drivers to operate 80 percent of the functions using the touch controls without the need to move their hands from the steering wheel.
Four different drives can be activated using the Manettino switch on the wheel. Sport comes as the default drive mode, wet is suited for conditions where traction is highest, whereas the race mode sharpens transmission, chassis, and engine responses. Finally, the GT-OFF mode offers total control to the driver. Also worth mentioning is the seating that looks like a fancy bench. There is Alcantara on seat spills, the padding on the doors and dash, and mats on the floors. It also has two headrests wrapping around waiting to cradle crash helmets.
According to Ferrari, Daytona SP3 generates over 500 pounds of downforce without active aerodynamic devices at 125 mph. The fixed seats integrate into the composite central tub with foam covering them. The front seat has a nylon strap tugging allowing the pedal box movement after and before between legs. Drivers can also adjust the steering wheel for rake and reach so the fixed seating does not limit anything per se. Ferrari says weight is reduced, and overall car height is maintained by the fixed seating, minimizing drag.
The Daytona may not be worth 2 million, but it does feel and look special. The authentic detailing influences intangible value to it, especially for people with no money problems! With all its power and the torque moving at around 3500 pounds, this car feels impressively light and fast. Admittedly, the pricing makes it a little extravagant considering that cheaper options are even more functional, but why not? It is worth considering. It is sure to give a unique experience for any driver.
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