The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is certainly one of the automaker’s most exciting new cars this year. The retro-inspired V12-powered sports car gives you a taste of classic Ferrari designs, reinterpreted for the future. It is the third member of the Icona range, joining the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 revealed three years ago.
If you love the Daytona SP3 as much as we do, you’ll love what Enrico Galliera, Ferrari Director of Communications and Marketing, said about the upcoming Icona models. Galliera told Autocar that there were “four or five potential concepts we could work on.”
The idea to take inspiration from iconic prototypes came from Ferrari’s chief design officer Flavio Manzoni and it turns out he’s the one pushing for more too.
“I have a special passion for this one,” said Manzoni. “There are many other intriguing concepts for the future. Ferrari’s wealth is very high and the sky is the only limit.”
Although based on the evolved version of the LaFerrari Aperta chassis, the Daytona SP3 is not a supercar. That’s according to Ferrari technical director Michael Leiters, who stressed that the Daytona focuses on design rather than ultimate performance.
When it comes to extending the V12 engine into the era of electrification through the Icona range, Lieters said it is a good opportunity that matches the demands of his customers. He also added that it has a limited impact on CO2 emissions since the Icona range is constrained in production.
“Personally, I think we have to fight for this engine. From a technological point of view, it is not the most efficient. A turbo V8 could make it better in terms of performance. But from a point of view. emotional, it’s the best it can be. In power, 829 hp or on the Battista 1900 hp – whatever? You’re delighted if you’re a good driver with either. If you’re a normal driver, you be afraid if you put the pedal to the metal “, added Lieters on the Coach maintenance.