Ferrari is a car brand associated with large and small racing events around the world for many years. The name Ferrari seems indispensable in famous racing events in the world such as F1, 24 Hours of Le Mans or many races in many other categories. The Italian brand also owns countless awards and championship titles after many years of participating in racing events with different car models. This famous Italian car brand has also had its own glorious moments when it has won a series of championships for many years in the past.

Currently, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 model is the prototype that carries pride as well as gratitude to the Ferrari Closed Wheel racing cars of the past. The Hypercar model possesses the most powerful internal combustion engine ever produced by Ferrari and a bold aerodynamic design. In addition, the car is designed with an open Targa roof inspired by the unique Ferrari 330 P3/4 racing car of the past.

Overall, the SP3 Daytona resembles a LaFerrari Aperta with a completely redesigned body designed by Flavio Manzoni and the team. Ferrari’s designers were inspired by the rounded shapes of classic racing cars such as the stunning Ferrari P3/4, P330 and 412P that dominated Daytona racing in the 1960s. The unique identifying details of these legends were innovated and modernized to bring into the design of the Daytona SP3.

Even though its design is heavily influenced by the P330 or P3/4, this modern racing car still cannot be completely similar to its legendary predecessors, the racing cars of the 1960s: Ferrari P Series. For every race that the legendary Ferraris compete in, whether on the F1 circuit or the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the three core fundamentals of a racing car include the engine , the chassis and aerodynamics are rarely changed by the design team. The 1960s were the era in which these three fundamentals were pushed to their utmost limits.

All of these car models, with factors such as engine location, chassis design or even aerodynamic designs, also had a clear influence on the later Ferrari Daytona SP3. Although the 330 P4 had the strongest influence, both in design and name (the Daytona SP3 name was a nod to Ferrari’s 1-2-3 three-place winning result at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona).

The elegant, large front spoiler details inspired by the Ferrari 312 P can be clearly seen, and the air vents on the doors that manage airflow from the front wheels are also an integral part of the 512S’s design. . This is the same racing car with an all-alloy 5-liter V12 engine that was used to participate in the 1970 and 1971 World Championships and won at Sebring and Kyalami. The vehicle’s cockpit is integrated directly into the high-performance chassis and this is also a detail inspired by the Can-Am 350. The Can-Am 350 is a developed version of the P3 series. /4 for races in Canada and the US in 1967.

Ferrari’s role in major racing ended in 1974 when Scuderia decided to focus solely on Formula 1, after being eliminated from the category with a 312 PB second place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1973. For Ferrari, this was the end of the golden era of legendary Closed Wheel racing cars of the past. However, the Ferrari Daytona SP3 seems to be a revival for these legends after decades, even though this Hypercar model is not used to participate in races, it still somewhat carries the influence of previous legends.

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