PHOTO GALLERY: BBR Ferrari Daytona SP3 Icona series •

PHOTO GALLERY: BBR Ferrari Daytona SP3 Icona series

The Ferrari Daytona SP3, a stunning addition to the Icona series, epitomizes the brand’s commitment to timeless design and cutting-edge performance. Unveiled as part of Ferrari’s exclusive Icona series, the SP3 pays homage to the iconic 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona, blending classic aesthetics with modern engineering. The SP3 boasts a naturally aspirated V12 engine, delivering an exhilarating 828 horsepower that propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. Its limited production of only 599 units enhances its exclusivity, appealing to automotive enthusiasts and collectors alike. The hand-crafted interior showcases the epitome of luxury, featuring bespoke materials and meticulous attention to detail. As a true testament to Ferrari’s commitment to craftsmanship, the Daytona SP3 stands as an extraordinary fusion of heritage and innovation, embodying the spirit of the legendary Italian automaker.

When it comes to the model, BBR once again delivers an outstanding piece that stands out in the realm of Ferrari replicas. Their focus lies in crafting scale replicas that closely mirror the originals, aligning with my preference as a collector of Ferrari models. While it doesn’t boast the opening features seen in the more affordable Bburago counterparts, BBR excels in the finer details, setting a high standard in comparison to other models.

A prime example is evident in the Daytona SP3, featuring a substantial front opening with a fully perforated piece, a stark contrast to the solid plastic employed by Bburago, coupled with some artifice to imitate mesh. Furthermore, BBR goes the extra mile by incorporating authentic-looking carbon fibre, elevating the model’s authenticity. The meticulous attention to textures and intricate details within the interior enhances the overall charm. Admittedly, such craftsmanship comes at a premium, with Bburago priced around $100 and BBR commanding a higher cost, exceeding $500. The choice then becomes a matter of where one wishes to invest.

In terms of personal preference, I initially opted for the Metallic Red Magma exterior. However, in hindsight, I found it to be too dark for my taste, initiating its sale. It is likely to be replaced by a more traditional Ferrari Red in the future.  Enjoy the pics!

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5 Responses to "PHOTO GALLERY: BBR Ferrari Daytona SP3 Icona series"

  1. spikyone says:

    Nice photos. It’s a real shame there’s no halfway house between the Bburago and the BBR – a decent quality opening version. The Bburago is great value but I’d like something a little higher end.

    Small point on the review, this car isn’t an homage to the 365 GTB/4, which was a front-engined GT. The styling of the SP3 is based on Ferrari’s race cars like the 330 P3 and P4. (For extra nerd points the 365 GTB/4 is not actually called a Daytona, although the name has been commonly used outside of Ferrari to describe that model)

  2. Juju says:

    Thank you for your report. However, I can only agree with Spikyone’s comment. The SP3 Daytona never paid homage to the 365 GTB/4 (which was never officially called Daytona, but which was presented when Ferrari had just done the treble at the 24h of Daytona, with the 330P4 and 412P. Fans of the brand then christened the front-engined V12 GT ‘Daytona’, but it never bore that name in the official nomenclature). As Spikyone points out, the reference here is to those fabulous endurance racing monsters that were the 330 P3, 330P4 and 412P.

    • DS Team says:

      Gentlemen, thank you both for the insight into the history, and notes taken.

      Spikyone, you are 100% right, for those wanting more, the gap is large. This marque deseves a middle ground. HWE was more than acceptable to me!

  3. Giorgio262 says:

    I would say the greater inspiration for the SP3 would be the 1968 Pininfarina Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale, the back and the front in particular.

  4. John Tacon says:

    I bought both open and closed Bburago versions of the SP3 Daytona, and like your reviewer I found the metallic red colour of the open version rather dark for my taste, so I sold it on. However, Bburago’s “closed” version in regular Ferrari red colour has a removable roof, so in a sense you get two for the price of one.

    I am not interested in resin Ferrari models, so I’m not tempted to part with serious money for BBR’s sealed offerings. So I will just have to accept the less “authentic” and less detailed Bburago model for the time being – until a high end diecast model becomes available … if ever.

    It’s a shame that so many beautiful Ferrari cars are only available to ordinary mortals as high priced, low volume resin models. Come back HWE, we really miss you! Why is the flow of Bburago ‘Signature’ new offerings such a feeble trickle?

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