What is a Halo Car?

Ferrari Daytona SP3 parked at finish line

You’ve heard of “flagship” models, but what is a halo car? While both types of vehicles may represent their respective brands, a halo car is a special type of vehicle that puts its manufacturer’s drive to innovate and impress on display for all to see. Halo cars stand out from the pack with features that may not be ideally suited to daily driving, but which show off everything that a given brand is capable of achieving. Think of a halo car as an advertisement that comes backed up by seriously impressive specifications, and you’ll be on the right track. 

Ferrari Halo Car: Daytona SP3

Halo cars point the way forward for their manufacturers and put on a shining display for fans of the brand, and unlike the flagship vehicles we mentioned earlier, halo cars are often produced in extremely limited quantities. For all these reasons, Chicagoland’s drivers may think of the Ferrari Daytona SP3, from the brand’s limited edition Icona Series, whenever they think about today’s Ferrari halo cars.

In order to earn the name, a halo model must capture the imagination of the wider public and show off everything that a brand can achieve. That’s no problem for the Daytona SP3, which unifies the retro styling of Ferrari’s heritage race cars with state-of-the-art design features and specifications

Only 599 Daytona SP3 models have been produced by Ferrari—ånd don’t expect more any time soon. Of course, this exclusivity only adds to this halo model’s appeal. After all, a model this rare is bound to take on mythic proportions. Even the most avid Ferrari fans are more likely to see an SP3 in their dreams than on the roads of Milwaukee or Indianapolis, but it’s precisely this kind of dreaming that Ferrari’s halo car is supposed to inspire!

If you want to get a closer look at this model—and find out where Ferrari may take the rest of its lineup—you can start by exploring our guide to the Ferrari Daytona SP3 interior. Even if you never see this Prancing Horse’s cabin for yourself, you might find that the experience inspires you to pursue a new or pre-owned Ferrari of your own.

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