Loving this amazing ride that's being sold by RM Auctions. Here's their quick description followed by some glorious visuals.
As the replacement of the legendary 275 GTB/4, the 365 GTB/4 had a lot to live up to upon its unveiling at the 1968 Paris Salon, but it quickly proved to be a worthy successor. As per usual, its design was penned in Pininfarina, but the Daytona’s bodywork, styled by Leonardo Fioravanti, represented a departure from Ferrari’s previous design language. Gone were the round and voluptuous wings of the lathe 1950s and 1960s, as they had been replaced with a more contemporary and aggressive profile, but the car was still instantly recognizable as a Ferrari.
Not only did the Daytona push the envelope of Ferrari’s design language, but it also brought Ferrari’s performance to new heights. With 352 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 315 foot-pounds of torque at 5,500 rpm from its magnificent V-12 engine, it goes without saying that the Daytona’s performance was incredible.
s of torque at 5,500 rpm from its magnificent V-12 engine, it goes without saying that the Daytona’s performance was incredible. The car was capable of sprinting to 100 km/h from a standstill in 5.4 seconds and achieving a top speed of 174 mph. At its unveiling, this made the Daytona the world’s fastest production car, as it was a full three mph faster than the Lamborghini Miura P400. Following Ferrari’s incredible 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, the 365 GTB/4 quickly picked up the nickname “Daytona”, in celebration of Ferrari’s amazing finish.