Ferrari Let The Daytona SP3 Run Wild Up The Goodwood Hillclimb

Ferrari Let The Daytona SP3 Run Wild Up The Goodwood Hillclimb

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed may have been an important showcase for the fastest electric vehicles but it also attracted some of the most remarkable combustion-powered cars on earth. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 was one of them.

Unveiled by the Italian car manufacturer last year, the Daytona SP3 follows in the footsteps of the Monza SP1 and SP2. It was designed to pay tribute to Ferrari’s victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967 and isn’t just the most powerful combustion-powered car from the automaker but is also one of its most beautiful.

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Driving the car is a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that pumps out 829 hp at 9,250 rpm and 514 lb-ft (697 Nm) of torque at 7,250 rpm. This engine is coupled to a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission driving the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential. Ferrari says the car can accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 2.85 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in 7.4 seconds, and reach a 211 mph (340 km/h) top speed.

Ferrari is building just 599 examples of the Daytona SP3 and each one has a starting price of €2 million. Despite the car’s extraordinary value, the driver of a bright yellow example at Goodwood was more than happy to test out its performance up the famed hillclimb, putting on a show with burnouts off the line and powerslides through some of the corners.

The exterior of the car takes inspiration from the likes of the P3/4, 330 P4, 512 S, and 412P and looks unlike any other modern Ferrari. Key aspects of its design include the LED headlights with retractable ‘eye-lids,’ complex butterfly doors, a wraparound windshield, and large air intakes incorporated into the doors.

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