The retro-futuristic design theme continues inside the cabin, elements of which are modelled on previous race cars but which aims to provide refinement on a par with a typical modern grand tourer. 

The seats are integrated into the bodyshell, rather than mounted directly on the chassis, as in classic racing prototypes, but Ferrari has aimed to provide a similarly “snug” driving environment. 

The driver and passenger sit lower and more reclined than in any other road-going Ferrari (the firm even compares the position to a single-seater’s), meaning the car is just 1142mm tall, and thus drag is reduced. 

With lightweight composite materials used for the shell, chassis and certain bodywork elements, the Daytona SP3 weighs only 1485kg dry, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 558bhp per tonne, while the mid-engined layout allows optimised weight distribution between the axles. 

A set of Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres developed specifically for the Daytona SP3 enhance stability in low grip situations, and Ferrari’s new Dynamic Enhancer function controls pressure on the brake calipers during hard cornering to optimise yaw angle. 

Inspirations for the Daytona SP3

330 P3 (1966)



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