Ferrari introduced the Daytona SP3 in November 2021 as the third ultra-exclusive model from the Icona series, following the Monza SP1 and SP2 speedsters. It is based on the LaFerrari but without the hybrid boost as it uses a pure V12 engine borrowed from the 812 Competizione. With a capacity of 6.5 liters, the ICE is actually larger than the 6.3 liter LaFerrari unit. With 829 hp, it has an additional 40 prancing horses over the LaF.
Speaking of Maranello stances, the airbrushed Scuderia armor is not standard as Ferrari charges $14,341. YouTuber and entrepreneur Doug DeMuro dissected the Daytona SP3 and had the chance to take a look at the window stickers as well. Monroney offers a quick reminder of how expensive new cars can be these days, even with only a few added options.
Yes, you’re looking at a car that has a base price of $2,218,935, on top of which there’s a $5,000 shipping and handling fee, plus an undisclosed “surcharge” of $30,800. Of the six optional items added to the car, the racing livery (stripe) is by far the most expensive, at $35,432. That’s on par with the shiny new Volkswagen Golf GTI. Remember, not just the base version of the hot hatch, but a well-equipped SE variant.
Custom painting costs $18,561 while forged wheels are an $8,099 premium. Having the famous horse embroidered on the headrest is an extra $1,265 while color stitching sets the owner back $759. Add it all up and you have an eye-watering $2,333,192 total.
The window sticker also shows a $3,000 gas-drunk tax on the thirsty V12, which returns 12 miles per gallon in the city and 16 mpg on the highway for a combined 13 mpg. Needless to say, no owner is going to care about Monroney’s stated $4,200 annual fuel fee, provided these cars will be driven as high-end Ferraris usually sit in garages most of the time.
Ferrari has only built 599 cars and they have all sold out. In fact, the Italian marque chose buyers because demand for these limited-produced models always outstripped production, even though the cars weren’t that expensive. Shortly after the Daytona SP3 debuted, the company said it had ideas for five additional models for the Icona series.
Although the new hypercar coming next year is expected to eschew the V12 in favor of a smaller hybrid setup, that doesn’t mean the Daytona SP3 will go down in history as Ferrari’s final twelve-cylinder car. The larger V12 was announced a few years ago, and test mules of replacement 812s wearing Roma bodies while making what sounds like V12 music have been seen time and time again.