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Ferrari Daytona


Ferrari Daytona

This was the last and greatest of all the front-engined, rear-wheel drive two-seater Ferrari's and some purists regard it as one of the best Ferraris of all time. The Daytona, model name 365GTB/4, oozed style with its Pininfarina body with long hood that hid a quad-cam VI2 fed by six Weber carburettors. To balance out the huge engine, the gearbox was mounted at the rear in the transaxle, giving near perfect 52:48 weight distribution. As with many Ferraris of the era, the Daytona used double wishbone suspension and anti-roll bars both ends, and had vented discs to cope with the enormous speed it was capable of. The chassis was a multi-lube affair hidden by a steel body but with alloy doors, hood and trunk lid. For 1970 this was the fastest car in the world; in fact, it remained that way for years, because 100mph (160km/h) could arrive in under 13 seconds.

Ferrari Daytona Specifications

Top speed:174 mph (278 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.6 sec
Engine type:V12
Displacement:268 ci (4,390 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:352 bhp (262 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Max torque:330 lb ft (447 Nm) @ 5,500 rpm
Weight:3,530 lb (1,604 kg)
Economy:11.8 mpg (4.2 km/I)
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