Ferrari is virtually synonymous with the concept of the V12 engine, and that’s a characteristic that is going through a bit of a change in today’s automotive world. As engineering and technology change, and automakers are becoming more environmentally conscious, an unfortunate side-effect of that is that the V12 has become somewhat of a dying breed. Many manufacturers have retired V12s from their line-ups entirely, and a select few are still keeping them alive. The Ferrari Daytona SP3, as a celebration of Ferrari’s long history, is one of the cars that serve this purpose.
An ultra-exclusive special project from Ferrari, the 2023 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a celebration of Ferrari’s 60s race cars that won at the eponymous Daytona race track, and the Ferrari hypercar’s V12 engine is a celebration of history in itself. The engine is a culmination of Ferrari’s engineering prowess, as with 829 horsepower, it’s the most powerful engine Ferrari has put in a road car. On Top Gear’s YouTube channel, one of only 599 Ferrari Daytona SP3s is driven on a stunning winding road, perfect for seeing what a performance car of its caliber is capable of. In this new video, you’ll get to see exactly what makes this car so special for any car enthusiast or Ferrari fanatic.
Source: Top Gear via YouTube