Ferrari 365 GTB4 Daytona Prototype 1967
After the big success achieved with the Ferrari 250 models, which subsequently formed the basis for the manufacture of the first big series models, the Type 275 GTB road-running sports car was launched as the successor in 1964. This more luxurious model had a transaxle gearbox, disc brakes on all four wheels and independent suspension. It marked a transition in which Ferrari gradually moved away from the original idea of building sports cars that were destined to drive on the road as well as on the race tracks. Lightweight, powerful and beautiful, the Type 275 also became a sale success with more than 1.000 cars being produced. During the mid-1960s, work started up on a successor. After Ferrari achieved a spectacular success by taking first, second and third places at Daytona in 1967 against the very stiffest competition in the shape of the Ford GT40, Enzo Ferrari decided to christen the new sports car “Daytona”.
Around the end of the year, this first prototype was completed on a chassis for the Ferrari GTB4, powered by a Type 243 4.4 litre (4.380 cc.) V12 engine with a three valve cylinder head; it is the only known engine of this type. Scaglietti built a one-off body for this custom special with the front end largely emulating the previous model but with a completely new design from the windscreen onwards.
Based on tests with this prototype, the series Daytona was created in 1968 with body styling by Pininfarina. 2004 saw this unique Ferrari embarking on a comprehensive process of restoration to its original condition.
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