Ferrari Daytona SP3 Reviews

May 6th, 2022 by

Ferrari Daytona SP3 front view parked at starting line

Ferrari’s latest Icona Series sports car is a force to be reckoned with, and like the world’s most demanding performance enthusiasts, the industry’s foremost reviewers have taken notice. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 races from 0 to 60 in just 2.85 seconds and achieves a blistering top speed of 211 mph—and it also has a striking interior design.

Although it’s only been produced in extremely limited quantities, fans of the brand from Indianapolis to Milwaukee are still clamoring for a closer look! Since the latest Ferrari Daytona SP3 reviews cover just about every angle, we’ve collected them all in one place and added emphasis throughout.

SP3 Reviews: Motor Trend

  • The closer you look, the more state-of-the-art this Ferrari reveals itself to be. The bodywork isn’t shaped just to look pretty: It incorporates sophisticated aerodynamics, including flicks on the front corners to increase downforce, sheer surfaces on the front fenders and doors that help control airflow along the side of the car, and chimneys that bring air from under the car and direct it past the rear haunches and over the top surface of the engine cover and towards the subtle rear spoiler.”
  • “The revised engine is codenamed F140HC and makes its 828 horsepower at a dizzying 9250 rpm, and its 514 lb-ft of torque at 7250 rpm. It’s the most powerful internal combustion ever built by Ferrari.

SP3 Reviews: Car and Driver

  • “The Italian company reserves its best efforts for the limited-run “Icona” specials that sit high up in its hierarchy, the cars that only the brand’s most loyal (and wealthy) customers are allowed to buy. The Daytona SP3, which has just been unveiled at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali event at the Mugello circuit in Italy, is the latest of these—and it looks absolutely stunning.”
  • “Although clearly inspired by the company’s ’60s sports prototypes, especially with the wraparound windshield and the heavily defined wheel arches, the Daytona SP3’s bodywork is thoroughly modern. The monocoque tub and all exterior panels are made from carbon fiber, with Ferrari claiming a dry weight of 3275 pounds.”

SP3 Reviews: Top Gear

  • “The cues are all there but magnificently mashed up. Look at it head-on and the cresting front wings are straight out of the classic endurance racing playbook (think also Ferrari 512 S and 712 Can-Am), and flow into a pair of functional bonnet air vents. … And check out the ‘cab-forward’ stance and the way the windscreen wraps around the cockpit, an impression heightened when the detachable roof panel is in pace [sic]. It’s all deeply evocative.”
  • “The rear might be the wildest part of all, composed of a series of horizontal blades that underscore the SP3’s futuristic character while betraying the influence of a more obscure reference point: Pininfarina’s 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 concept car…This is car as abstract art.

SP3 Reviews: Car Buzz

  • “Like the Monza SP1 and SP2, this is a car that has a very limited production run, offers unique technical innovations, and is utterly breathtaking to behold.
  • “The high-mounted double exhaust and the louvered fins are not necessarily to everyone’s taste, but there’s no doubt that Ferrari made the right call by choosing clever aero tricks over massive wings and overt aero appendages. As far as design goes, this may be Flavio Manzoni’s finest work yet.”
  • “The retro gearshift is also a nice touch, but it’s only once you’re seated in the car having climbed in through those butterfly-style doors that you may even notice the wraparound glass. We thought this sort of styling trait was dead, but Ferrari has certainly made an old-school design element look perfect for the modern age.”

SP3 Reviews:

  • “The car bears an obvious resemblance and is a modern-but-transparent tribute to those cars”—the 1967 330P3/4, 330P4 and 412P—“most notably via its muscular wheel arches and mid-engine design. This does more than just harken back to years gone by, as the SP3 is also the most aerodynamically efficient car Ferrari claims it has ever produced.”
  • “Inside, the same philosophies are applied; retro design elements combine seamlessly with modern technologies. The most interesting feature in the cabin would have to be the seats, which are integrated into the cockpit and have their inner side bolstering fused over the transmission tunnel—another nod to sports cars from the 1960s era.”

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