The Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona)

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Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona)

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Photo Gallery

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Technical Specifications

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Registry & Videos

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Key Details

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona)Detail
Launched: 1968
Engine: V12 – Front Engine
Power: 259 kW (352 hp) at 7500 rpm
Torque: 431 Nm (44 kgm) at 5500 rpm
Top Speed: 280 km/h
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): TBC
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona)

FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA – A CLASSICALLY GORGEOUS GT

Interestingly, Ferrari never intended for its new 1968 365 GTB/4 to be known as the “Daytona,” but thanks to the company’s incredible 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967, the name stuck. And isn’t it so much easier to say than the long string of numbers and letters that make up the formal model name? Regardless of what you call it, this is one epically gorgeous car that remains one of the most desirable Ferrari models of all time.

MECHANICAL SPECS

Powering the Daytona is a 4.4-litre V12 capable of producing 352 bhp and 431 Nm of torque. That means the GTB/4 can reach 174 mph and hit 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. As you can imagine, this was an absolute rocket ship back when it was new. A rear-mounted 5-speed manual transmission provided excellent weight distribution. So, while the spectacular new Lamborghini Miura that had just debuted the year before stole most of the spotlight from the Daytona, critics would eventually come to recognize the Daytona as the better sorted vehicle, even with its “old-school” front-engine layout. The car’s dynamic capabilities backed up the car’s sporty shape, then. And what a shape it is.

STYLING OF ITS OWN

The Ferrari Daytona signified a new design direction for the Italian carmaker. Whereas predecessors like the 365 GTC featured a rounded-off front end, the Daytona was all about sharp angles. The pointed nose gives the car a sleek, aerodynamic look that would set this model apart from anything else in Ferrari’s stable. An extremely long nose matched against an abrupt rear end gives the Daytona a lithe, athletic appearance, while the sleek, minimalist lines would prove to be as timeless as so many other great Pininfarina designs of this era.

CONCLUSION

At £10,000, the Ferrari Daytona was the most expensive car on offer from the Italian carmaker. As such, it remained a relatively low-volume model, with just 1,284 cars rolling off the production line between ’68 and ’73. A 1973 Daytona recently sold for over $800,000 at Monterey, so it’s clear that the world still appreciates the allure of this car. As they should.

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari 365 GTB4 (Daytona) – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/hTBC
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed173 mph / 280 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement4390 cm3
Max. power output*259 kW (352 hp) at 7500 rpm
Max. torque*431 Nm (44 kgm) at 5500 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4425 mm
Width1760 mm
Height1245 mm
Dry weight**1200 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

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